Child support is court-ordered financial support that a non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help cover the expenses of raising a child. While the child support order is legally binding in Maryland, circumstances may change over time, requiring a...
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Understanding how child support should be used
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Sep 28, 2022 | Child Support
If you are a parent in Maryland who pays or receives child support, you should understand how the funds should be used. This might vary from state to state. It might also be affected by the arrangement you and the child’s other parent reach. Why is child support...
What to do if you have child support debt
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Feb 24, 2022 | Child Support
Most parents in Maryland who owe back child support haven’t gotten behind on payments by choice. While there are parents that willingly refuse to pay child support, most of the time, non-paying parents are just broke. According to a report by the Office of Child...
The IRS could seize refunds for back child support
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Feb 10, 2022 | Child Support
Millions of taxpayers anxiously await the receipt of their refunds. Persons caught up in audits and those who owe back taxes might not receive their checks because the funds cover past or new assessments. Maryland taxpayers might not have any issues with the IRS...
How is child support determined in Maryland?
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Jan 11, 2022 | Child Support
In Maryland, both parents are responsible for their child’s financial support. This means that when parents are not in a relationship, the non-custodial parent will need to pay support to meet their share of the child’s financial needs. However, the state does...
How long is the wait? Time to establish a child support order
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Jan 12, 2021 | Child Support
When parents establish a child support order for the first time, they want to know exactly what to expect. Parents often ask how long it takes to establish a support order after a case begins. Of course, no two cases are alike. However, it's still helpful to have a...
Ex-spouse may seek child support payment increases or reductions
| Sep 1, 2020 | Child Support
Divorce decrees may stipulate terms related to child custody and support. Both parties must abide by the terms or face potential consequences. An ex-spouse that refuses to pay child support, for example, may experience wage garnishment or even arrest. However,...
Military divorce and support
| Aug 10, 2020 | Child Support
Servicemembers who end their marriage must deal with federal and Maryland laws. Additionally, each service branch has their own rules governing spousal and child support in a military divorce. Generally, these regulations require service members to give adequate...
Maryland family law and child support enforcement options
| Jul 14, 2020 | Child Support
When a Maryland couple parts ways, there are many legal issues to navigate. Since family law can be complex and acrimonious, it is important to understand what legal steps are available if one parent does not adhere to the terms of the divorce. A common source for...
Understanding child support cases
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Aug 13, 2018 | Child Support
Parents in Maryland may sometimes find themselves confused about the topic of child support payments. This is often because there are multiple ways the payment arrangements could be set up. While having different types of child support cases can be confusing, they are...
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