Going through the divorce process can be stressful and upsetting on many fronts. This is particularly true if you have at least one child with your soon to be ex-spouse.
Maryland's Child Support Guidelines are in place to help calculate how much child support one parent will pay the other. With this formula, there is no guesswork. For this reason, neither parent feels as if he or she is being taken advantage of.
The guidelines consider the following factors:
-- The gross income of both parents
-- The cost of health insurance for any minor child
-- Work-related daycare expenses
-- Any child support the non-custodial parent is required to pay for a child from another relationship
While these are the most important details, the guidelines can take other factors into consideration.
If the noncustodial parent is unable to make his or her payment in full at some point in the future, they have the ability to file a request for modification. With this, they hope that the court will lower their obligation for the time being.
At our law firm, we know the ins and outs of Maryland's Child Support Guidelines. We take great pride in helping parents understand their rights during and after the divorce process.
As you move forward with divorce, don't forget that matters of child custody and support will come to light at some point. When you prepare yourself for this in advance, it's much easier to deal with anything and everything that comes your way. Preparation is essential to your long-term success and well being.