Rockville MD Child Support Lawyers
Maryland Paternity Attorneys
There isn't much room for negotiation when determining child support payments. Like most states, Maryland uses strict statutory guidelines based on the parents' income and expenses as well as the child custody arrangement to determine how much child support will be paid.
Child support is not static. Life changes and child support can be changed to reflect the new situation. Getting a job, losing a job, and starting or stopping child care are all reasons that child support should be modified. We assist clients in setting the child support in the amount that is due.
Conflicts can still arise. When they do, we help our clients find the best way to resolve them.
To find out how much child support you can expect to pay or receive, visit Maryland's Online Child Support Calculator. You can find a link to it in our resources section.
To schedule an appointment at Avery & Upton, call us at 301-576-0950 or toll free at 1-866-919-9723, or contact us online today.
Child Support Enforcement
Child support payments are not optional. The money is considered essential for raising the child. If one parent refuses to make payments, then he or she is in contempt of court. The custodial parent can file a motion for enforcement, and at a hearing the judge can deliver penalties and conditions that will ultimately force payment.
We can help you file a motion for child support enforcement or defend you if one has been filed against you.
Resolving Paternity Disputes
Every father has the legal obligation to provide for his children. But no man can be reasonably expected to support a child that isn't his. If paternity is in question, we can help you resolve it through DNA testing.
To schedule an appointment with a lawyer at Avery & Upton, call us at 301-576-0950 or toll free at 1-866-919-9723, or just contact our firm online.