Annapolis, MD asked in Child Support and Divorce for Maryland

Q: I want to file for divorce but they told me I need something from child support but I pay my ex myself.

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.

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Elizabeth Pugliese

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  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: 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 amount, no need for an explanation.

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