Child Support Lawyer in Anne Arundel County
Crofton Divorce Attorney with 29 Years' Experience
Maryland courts will ascertain the amount of child support to be paid by
a former spouse or partner using the Child Support Guidelines. Whether
you need assistance in coming up with a child support agreement, need
to modify a current agreement, or need an existing agreement to be enforced,
the Crofton child support attorneys at Trunnell Law, LLC can aggressively
represent your best interests during this time.
When you are going through a divorce, especially one with sensitive issues
such as child custody and support, you need a law firm with experience.
At Trunnell Law, LLC we have over 30 years of combined experience practicing
family and divorce law. This means we know how divorce court operates
and how to ensure our clients are treated fairly throughout the process.
How is child support determined?
Essentially, whichever parent has primary physical custody of the child
is the one who will be receiving child support. Several factors are considered
when the amount of child support is being determined. O
Some of the main factors judges will consider include:
- The total income of both parents
- Child care expenses, such as daycare, activities, and school
- Health insurance expenses
- Extraordinary medical expenses not covered by insurance
- Each parent's ability to work
- Any additional needs of the child
Parents are obligated to support their children until they reach the age
of 18. However, when parents separate, only one will typically receive
primary custody. That means the other parent will not be supporting them
throughout their daily life. For this reason, one parent will be required
to pay child support to help maintain the care and financial stability
they once had.
Our Anne Arundel County family lawyers can review your situation and advocate
for a fair support agreement on your behalf.
Call our firm today to discuss your case.