Balancing Child Support And Financial Stability

As a parent, you want the best for your child. When those interests are questioned or at risk during a child support dispute, no one wins.

We understand the valid concerns and reservations parents have throughout child support disputes. The child support attorneys at the Law Office of Marla Zide, LLC, are determined to reach an agreement that successfully supports and protects the interests of your child while also maintaining the financial stability of both parents. During what can become a contentious dispute, we will provide sound, knowledgeable guidance to help you and your child move forward.

The Calculation Of Child Support In Maryland

State guidelines determine child support payments. In Maryland, a variety of factors are considered in court to determine and generate appropriate child support payments, including:

  • The gross monthly income of both parents
  • Health care costs
  • Day care costs
  • Number of minor children
  • Access schedule established

More factors may contribute to the decision based on your unique situation. Child support payments are meant to account for the day-to-day costs of child-rearing, such as housing, food, child care, health or medical care, and extra curricular activities. Payments must continue until the child either turns 18 or graduates from high school.

Compassionate Representation Throughout The Calculation Of Child Support

What seems like a straightforward process can be a source of distress among both parents, especially when coupled with other complex family law matters like the dissolution of marriage, a custody dispute and more. Whether you are anticipating either paying or receiving child support payments, we understand the stakes involved in such situations.

We aim to strike a balance between maintaining your financial stability and supporting your child. In determining the appropriate strategy for your case, we will listen to your concerns and work to ultimately benefit your and your child's need. If changes arise, we can also assist in pursuing a modification to the original order.

Discuss Your Case With An Attorney

Navigating the child support laws in Maryland can be complex and stressful. Contact our lawyers in Glen Burnie to inquire as to how we can assist in your case. Schedule an initial consultation with us to learn more. Call us at 443-557-4153 or email us through our online form.