Is Your Co-Parent Doing Their Part Financially?
Financial stability is one of the most contentious and stressful aspects of single parenting because so much of your quality of life and your child’s quality of life depends upon it. If you are the recipient of child support, you need to make sure your co-parent is doing what they can to adequately provide. If you are the payor, you need to make sure you are doing what you can without risking your own financial well-being.
For the past 25 years, Towson and Baltimore County residents have turned to my firm, The Law Office of Lauri M. Moylan, for family law support. I have spent my career in family law, working with the most difficult and complex cases out there. I understand the nuances and realities of child support, and I can be your champion.
Who Decides Who Pays And How Much?
In Maryland, the courts work with a set calculator to determine child support. The question is not in the equations, but rather what factors to consider. For example, your ex may believe your business income or investments are worth a set amount, but a quality valuation can change that. Similarly, if you or your ex has another child, that affects the outcome. Precision is key. Timing is also important; the court cannot order support prior to the date you file for support. And if you are seeking a change in the amount of the support, the court may order any change in support retroactive to the date you file for the modification. So, if you are seeking to establish support, or to change an ongoing support order, the sooner you file, the better.
My clients and colleagues know me for my meticulous work and the quality of my work. I strive to make a major difference on your case by drawing on my decades of experience and fortitude in the courts.