There are strict statutory guidelines that the state of Maryland uses to determine child support. Each individual case is as unique as the individuals involved. How each parent's financials abilities and resources will affect a decision, as well as the associated issues of child custody and other matters in divorce, will often make the matter of child support payments a complex legal issue. It is important for you to have the highest quality legal representation from a Rockville divorce attorney to manage every aspect of a child support matter.
The laws in Maryland concerning child support take into account the amount of overnights the child has with each parent as well as the income of each parent. In determining the income, the court looks at all sources of income and also whether or not the person may be voluntarily impoverishing themselves in the hopes of avoiding being obligated to paying child support. A Rockville divorce attorney from our firm has the experience and creative approach that is required to address these matters on your behalf, including in cases when it is necessary to get an existing order modified.
Paying child support is enforced through the court in Maryland and the law allows for a number of actions when there is a failure to pay court ordered child support. Among these options is withholding of a tax refund or other state and federal payments. A passport could be denied, if you owe over $2,500.00. Additionally, a person who has failed to pay the child support for their children can be reported to the credit bureaus, your driver's license or work permits could be suspended, property could be seized and even lotto winnings can be accessed. We, at the Gardner Law Firm, P.C., are experienced with child support cases and we can help you get your child support legal issue resolved as quickly as is possible. We will also aggressively represent your best interests by helping you to file a motion for child support or determining your best way to resolve these issues if you have had a motion filed against you.
Contact a Rockville divorce attorney today for the best legal support in child support issues.