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Key Steps to Increase Your Child Support Payments

Once a child support order is in place, either parent may request a modification of the amount of child support being paid. If you are the receiving parent and wish to increase the amount of money you get, the general standard is that you must demonstrate that there has been a substantial change in circumstances… Read More »

Advocates Seek to Revise Child Support Requirements for Former Prisoners

One often-overlooked effect of a parent’s prison sentence is the debt that they accumulate by missing child-support payments during their incarceration. In a way, the financial obligation resembles a large student-loan bill that explodes while someone attends college and cannot make payments. Except when repayment is required, the former prisoner is less able to earn… Read More »

Maryland Has Gotten Better at Child Support Collection, Still Has a Ways to Go

Recent reports indicate that the state of Maryland has gotten a lot better at collecting child support payments, but still has plenty of room for improvement. The state is still collecting less than one-third of the total $1.8 billion owed by noncustodial parents throughout the state. This information comes from a new audit released by… Read More »

Obtaining Retroactive Child Support

Retroactive child support is child support money paid to the custodial parent to compensate that parent for a time period where there was no support arrangement. There is not necessarily always a time limit for retroactive support — it could go all the way back to the birth of the child. It is important to… Read More »

When Does Child Support Come to an End?

The common perception most people have regarding child support is that once the child turns 18, they no longer have to worry about child support payments.  However, this isn’t necessarily true, as child support laws vary from region to region depending on the state in which you originally came to the agreement. In some cases,… Read More »

Supporting a Child in Maryland

Five years ago, a couple divorced because of the husband’s failure to contribute to the family’s expenses. The judge in the divorce proceeding ordered the father to pay child support for the three children he and his ex-wife shared. The mother wants her children to have a relationship with their father, even though he isn’t… Read More »

Seeking Child Support in Maryland?

A 30-year-old father of two boys has not heard from his ex-wife, the mother of the boys, since the day the divorce was finalized three years ago. Working as a retail manager and bartender to cover the costs of raising the boys, the father is the sole provider for the two children. A few weeks… Read More »

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