Category: Child Support

Providing for A Child: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Providing for A Child: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Raising children is a large financial responsibility. Food, clothing, housing, school supplies and more are minimum necessities for their lives. Within the United States, the average cost of provision over an 18-year period is $245,340 for a two-parent, middle income family, according to the [..]

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When Child Support Is Not Used For Children

When Child Support Is Not Used For Children Derrick hugged his son and daughter during a visit at their school. The divorced father of two enjoyed the weekly outings with his children. When they saw him Derrick Jr. quickly asked for money for a new pair of Nikes he spotted at the mall. His father [..]

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Paternity Test: Is This Child Mine?

Paternity Test: Is This Child Mine? When 13-year-old Sean walked into the living room his unusually shaped feet told it all. Because Philip has unusually shaped feet, his newfound son shared the same foot pattern. For years, the two never knew each other. A paternity test made it clear that Sean was Philip’s son. It [..]

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Intersection between Immigration Law and Family Law in Maryland

Intersection between Immigration Law and Family Law in Maryland Immigration law and family law would usually intersect in different ways and family lawyers are beginning to realize the several points of intersection and are subsequently making this clear to their clients. This was also made mandatory at the 2010 Padilla vs Kentucky Supreme Court case [..]

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Termination of Child Support

  Termination of Child Support Child support is the amount paid monthly by the noncustodial parent (usually the father) to the custodial parent (usually the mother) and is for the sake of child(ren) of the former marriage. A child support order may be terminated for various reasons, including: the death of either the child or [..]

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PROPER CALCULATION OF GROSS INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT

  PROPER CALCULATION OF GROSS INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT Income for child support purposes starts with a party’s gross income.  If you are a w-2 wage earner, this is relatively straight forward.  If you are paid a basic hourly rate you simply multiply your hourly rate of pay by 2,080 hours per year, divided by [..]

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