Child Support

Rockville Child Support Attorneys

Receiving adequate financial support is critical to a child’s well-being. It is important that child support does not become just one more thing parents fight over in a divorce. We understand that financial issues are often contentious, but we try to keep clients focused on the needs of the children in these cases.

However, we also understand that child support payments must be reasonable and acceptable to the party paying child support. At Avery & Upton, we work hard to balance the needs of each party while keeping the best interests of the children in mind. Our Rockville child support lawyers will review your case and advise you about how the child support guidelines will likely apply to you.

Representation During Determination, Modification, and Enforcement/Contempt

The child support guidelines in Maryland were modified in 2010. The amount of child support payments is now determined by factors that include:

  • Each parent’s income
  • The amount of time spent with each parent
  • The number of children
  • The cost of health care and child care
  • Any extraordinary medical expenses
  • Alimony being paid or received by each parent

While the guidelines do not allow for much deviation, in cases involving high-income or low-income parties, exceptions may be granted. We recommend discussing your case with a family law attorney to learn how the guidelines may affect you and what evidence to gather to support your position.

We can also assist you with modifications to child support as well as enforcement and contempt for nonpayment. If you have been wrongfully accused of not paying court-ordered child support, we can present your case to the court.

Our Montgomery County Support Payment Lawyers Can Protect Your Rights

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