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Statutory Guidelines of Child Support in Maryland

Child support in Maryland has statutory guidelines. Pay particular attention to day care and health care insurance for children as well as corresponding costs. Judges cannot deviate from the amount of child support. Child support represents financial contributions coming from the non-custodial parent for expenses in raising the child. It includes basics like food, shelter, more »

Common Mistakes of Divorcing Parents – part 2

In our last post about common mistakes that divorcing parents make, we discussed overly smothering your kids and not respecting their ages. Today, we’ll shed light on two more areas where divorcing parents frequently struggle. If you’re considering divorcing your spouse or are in need of assistance with your child custody case, don’t handle it more »

Common Mistakes of Divorcing Parents

Parenting is rough on its own. At times it can feel like a test of trial and error. But during a divorce, being a parent gets that much more challenging. You’re bound to make a few mistakes along the way, but with our tips about common parenting blunders below, you’ll have an idea of a more »

Creating a Parenting Plan

If you’re a parent facing divorce, one of your most pressing concerns is what will happen regarding your children when you split from your spouse. If you’re able to sit down and work with your spouse to create a parenting plan you can both agree on, you’ll have a much easier time getting the custody more »

Child Custody

Resolving custody and visitation is the single most important issue by a judge after trial. The overriding concern of the parents must be, and by a judge will be, what is in the child(ren)’s best interests. A parent must never evaluate their case by what is in their own best interests. Any attempt to do more »

Child Support

Separation Agreement

Child support for parents whose joint annual incomes (including income from nearly all sources for each of them) are less than $120,000 per year, is determined by a chart set out in a Maryland statute which can be found at Annotated Code of Maryland, Family Law Section 12-204. Software is available online which incorporates the more »

Tips For A Stress-Free Visitation Exchange

After a recent divorce, it can be hard to adjust to having to coordinate child visitation with an ex-spouse. While some divorced couples remain amicable and friendly, others want to have as little as possible to do with one another. However, with our tips below, you can know exactly how to breeze through your visitation more »

Types of Child Custody in Maryland

In our experience helping Maryland families navigate divorce, determining child custody can be the hardest part for parents. Making arrangements regarding when parents can see their children is difficult. And agreeing on a plan about how decisions for the children will be made can be just as taxing. In Maryland, two types of custody must more »

Legal Custody

Legal Sole Custody

Legal custody means the authority to make long-range decisions about a minor child’s health, education, welfare, religious needs, etc.  It is the lawful authority to parent a child. There are two types of legal custody: joint and sole. Joint legal custody means that both parents have equal control of the decision making for their child. more »

Anger Management

Angry Man

A parent with anger management issues should seek competent evaluation and/or treatment immediately if friends, family, co-workers, or they themselves believe an anger management problem might exist. Anger management must be addressed and brought under control in custody/visitation cases. Anger control may develop or become worse as a result of the separation and divorce process. more »