The vast majority of states, including Maryland, use the “income shares” model to calculate child support after a separation or divorce. This model takes both parents’ incomes into account as well as the time that each parent spends with their child. What is the...
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How income affects child custody decisions
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Nov 16, 2021 | Child Custody And Child Support
Child custody battles are usually sensitive for anyone involved in the process in Maryland. In some cases, child custody decisions can become quite difficult to make when there is an income disparity between parents. Luckily, the legal system recognizes this and has...
What are the grounds for child custody modification?
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Jun 25, 2021 | Child Custody And Child Support
Child custody arrangements aren't always set in stone. Parents in Maryland may have an initial arrangement that outlines the terms of the custody agreement. However, circumstances can change in a moment, and parents may need to appeal for a modification of the...
What’s not guaranteed from signing a paternity form?
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Dec 7, 2020 | Child Custody And Child Support
Understandably, people are not really thinking about the importance of legal documents after the birth of a child. However, in Maryland and around the country, signing after-birth documents is one of the most important parts of the process. This is especially true for...
Do you know what to expect in family court?
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Oct 22, 2019 | Child Custody And Child Support
If you are going to court over child custody proceedings, then you need to know what to expect. Your children rely on you understanding this process and being present in a timely manner. You want to represent yourself as professionally, and respectfully, as possible....
Decide on a custody schedule to move forward with divorce
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Aug 28, 2019 | Child Custody And Child Support
Divorce is hard enough, but when you have children involved, the complexity increases significantly. You want to guarantee that your child has the best possible future. That means that you and your spouse have to work together to raise them despite your disagreements...
Should you set up an automatic withdrawal for child support?
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Apr 26, 2019 | Child Custody And Child Support
Child support is not about the parents, it's about the children in their lives. Children in Maryland have a right to receive support from both parents, regardless of how their parents feel about one another. When a parent is not good about paying child support on time...
Should you give your kids options during a divorce?
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Mar 12, 2019 | Child Custody And Child Support
During a divorce, your children come first. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that they get to make the rules. Some parents feel as if it's their children's choice to decide where they live or what visitation schedule they have, but the reality is that you, as a...
How does a judge decide on child support obligations?
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Jan 31, 2019 | Child Custody And Child Support
Calculating child support is an important part of any divorce involving children. In some cases, parents with joint custody may decide that it's unnecessary, but the obligation to pay support usually falls on the shoulders of those who have less time with the...
What are Maryland’s child support payments based on?
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Dec 19, 2018 | Child Custody And Child Support
Paying child support is an important obligation. Making those payments on time helps the custodial parent guarantee that your child has the best care, the best home and the things they need to grow up successfully in their home. As a parent who has to pay child...
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