QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY CHILD SUPPORT LAWYER
Protecting the Best Interests of Your Children
If you are going through the divorce process and share children with your spouse, then the judge will order one of you to pay child support. Generally, the noncustodial parent must make these payments since the custodial parent pays for most of the children’s needs, given the amount of time they spend together.
At Matthew Penick Law in Queen Anne’s County, our Queen Anne's County child support attorney has more than a decade of experience and a commitment to helping families navigate some of the most complex and difficult legal issues they will ever face.
How Does the Court Calculate Child Support?
To begin with, the Child Support Guidelines estimate the amount of income both parents would spend on their child if they lived together. The guidelines utilize the following when making this estimation:
- The actual and adjusted incomes of each parent.
- The addition of the combination of each parent's income into a guidelines chart. This step helps to determine the basic support obligation to the child.
- The addition of health and childcare expenses into the guidelines chart. This step determines the total amount of the child support obligation.
- The court determines the percentage of child support the non-custodial parent will pay the custodial parent based on the factors in the chart, and is still paid when there is shared custody.
Contact a Knowledgeable Child Support Attorney in Queen Anne’s County Today!
Every parent wants to ensure their children receive the care they need and deserve. At Matthew Penick Law on Kent Island, our family law team will help you fight for a child support order you believe will protect their best interests and meet their needs.
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