Experienced Family Law Attorneys Assisting Clients with Child Support Concerns
Serving the best interests of clients in Maryland
In the state of Maryland, child support is ordered by a family law judge based on a number of factors found within the accepted Guidelines of the state. The goal of Peters & Clark, P.A. is to promote and protect the best interests of the firm’s clients to ensure that child support, whether awarded to or paid by the firm’s clients, is calculated correctly and fairly, and that the amount is an accurate allocation of child support based on each parent’s relative income and custodial access to the minor child.
Understanding the Guidelines
The primary custodial parent is usually the one who receives child support. This is not a guarantee, however, because Maryland courts base support calculations on a number of factors, including:
- The income of both parents, including such things as salaries or worker’s compensation benefits
- Any additional child support or alimony paid to a previous spouse or to other children
- Medical expenses and insurance
- Day care or child care expenses
- How many children in the family, including children from previous marriages
The courts are granted the privilege of deviating from the Guidelines in cases where it serves the best interest of the children to do so. A judge may also choose to adjust child support payments when both parents share physical custody of the child equally, in essence negating the concept of a primary custodial parent.
Why you want a lawyer
In highly-contested divorce cases, it is advisable to procure the services of a skilled family law attorney to ensure that your rights and interests as a parent are protected. Peters & Clark, P.A. offers its clients more than 75 years of combined experience in the area of family law. The firm has successfully represented clients seeking child support as well as clients who wish to have their child support orders modified in the state of Maryland. The firm has also been successful representing parents whose access to their children has been denied because of issues stemming from alleged late or non-payment of child support.
Protecting the rights of Maryland parents
Child support can be complex; choosing the right attorney need not be. The family law firm of Peters & Clark, P.A. is widely recognized throughout its dedication to its clients’ best interests. To reserve a consultation time with one of the preeminent family attorneys in Maryland, please call the firm at 410-921-2422 or fill out the firm’s contact form.