When we split we agreed to a certain amount and I pay that. I am not sure what paper they are talking about because when I called child support they could not help me since they did not have me in their system. I am looking for answers so I can put this behind me.
You need to attach what is called Child Support Guidelines that show the amount that Maryland thinks you should be paying. If you are paying less than that, you must provide a good reason (other than this is what we agreed) why you are paying less. If you are paying more than the guidelines...Read more »
He claims he is still unemployed. I feel like he maybe getting paid under the table but I’m not 100 percent sure. What should i do ? He hasn’t helped financially in about a month but I see him out at clubs on soical media he also has 2 cars that he has to make payments on so he’s getting... Read more »
If he is physically and mentally capable of working the court will impute income to him for purposes of child support. He will owe it whether he is working or not. If he does not pay, his driver's license will be suspended.
My question is, due to the emotional and physical abuse to the woman at the time, is it possible to go back and ask for a change to a divorce settlement bc the woman at the time was not of the right mind to carefully examine and understand her options and rights under the law?... Read more »
If there is a court order in effect, you must continue to follow the Order. However, if your daughter is actually living with you, you need to go to court and get that order modified so that you can stop paying child support.
I got married in May 2014 and I got a divorce October 2017. How do I proceed in getting an annulment?
// edit: If I was already granted an Absolute Divorce, is there no possible way to get remarried? Or since I got an Absolute Divorce, I am able to get remarried and that would be considered... Read more »
If you are already divorced, you cannot get an annulment. An annulment is a legal statement that the marriage should not have occurred in the first place based on very specific reasons. If you were granted a divorce, that means there was a legal finding that there was a marriage.
My children and I lived in MD for over 3yrs now and I would like their last name to be changed to my married last name. They were born in Michigan and was given a different last name. I don’t know where their bio-dad is. Last I knew he was in Cali. The kids (ages 10 and 9) feel divided and not... Read more »
Maryland has the right to grant the name change as the children live here now and are residents. However, the court requires you to make extraordinary efforts to locate the father to try to obtain his consent. This is because it's not custody but a termination of his rights. It can be done,...Read more »
The concern for the court is -- will this affect the current custody arrangement. If she is supposed to see the kids every other weekend, well that's harder from California. But if it won't affect the current arrangement, unlikely to be able to actually stop it.
He intentionally avoids child support by not working, his mom lets him live Scott free in her house and buys him everything. He only works maybe Christmas time and summertime, maybe. His mom claims him on her taxes. Can I sue her? How can I get support from a man who is hardly ever employed but... Read more »
All of the support provided to him by his mother can be considered income. Also if he is physically capable of working but does not, the court can impute income to him. You will need an attorney to help you pursue him for child support.
I do not wish to have any connections with this 10 year old child I hardly know but will I still have to pay child support if I agree to terminate all of my rights since I do not want to be a father to him?
The law in Maryland is that BOTH parents are financially responsible for the support of the children. You will not be allowed to sign away your rights because it is also the law that children have two parents. If you choose not to see the child, that is your decision. But you will still be...Read more »
I have suspicion he is driving under a suspended license which is suspended. He has a warrant out for his arrest and no effort has been successfully made to find him. I have an idea where he may be. What steps do I need to take to protect myself and if I do find him can I perform a citizens arrest... Read more »
Showing more interest now that he has a new girlfriend. He ignores me when he has her and takes advantage of me often. He demands her and I am afraid if I say no he will try and take me to court for joint custody. He is an inattentive father and has not had her for more than 15 hours a week max... Read more »
Custody is always modifiable based on a material change of circumstances. However, to have joint custody granted involves a lot of factors such as ability of the parents to communicate, the location of the parents homes with respect to each other and the child's school, and the involvement of the...Read more »
For civil contempt, the person must be able to purge (fix ) the contempt. If they pay the $1000, no contempt and no jail. Although with a bench warrant they probably have to explain something to the judge first.
In our separation papers that have all ready be filed, states she is not allowed to contact my command and ask for spousal support. She continues to call my commander at least once every other week. My command still entertains her. We have been separated for over two years due to the fact that she... Read more »
If the agreement is made part of an order, you can file for contempt. If it is not part of an agreement, you can file for enforcement. Furthermore, if you have been separated for two years, you don't have to wait for her to file "her side" of the papers. You can file and just move forward.
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