How to calculate what you will pay (or receive) in child support in Maryland

How to Calculate Child Support in Maryland

Understanding Child Support in Maryland (Updated from original post on August 30, 2015)  If you’re contemplating divorce from a spouse with whom you have minor children, it is crucial for you to understand how child support in Maryland is calculated. Understanding your child support rights and responsibilities will help you determine what your household budget will look…

The true cost of a custody battle

The True Cost of a Custody Battle

There is probably not a more important, or emotionally-charged, issue in separation and divorce than that of child custody. Custody involves not only the amount of time that each parent gets to spend with his or her children; it also encompasses the right to make major, life-shaping decisions for the children. Certainly, this is not…

Child holding on to parent

Joint Custody Considerations

Under Maryland law, custody of a minor child is defined in terms of “legal custody”; “ physical custody ”; “sole custody”; “shared custody” and “ joint custody ”. When making a custody determination, Maryland judges and magistrates apply a legal standard known as the “child’s best interests” and determine where the residence of the child…