Elkridge, MD asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Maryland

Q: How do you find out if child support goes up with new order for custody

I filed a motion for custody for schooling an had mentioned about child support in the motion went to trial got the new order of there recommendation but it don't mention anything about child support an its been the same amount for almost 5yrs even with reasonable parenting time but now because of school its changing so how will I know if the raised it or not

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Elizabeth Pugliese
Elizabeth Pugliese
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: If it is not in the Order, it did not change. The order contains everything that changed. For child support to change, you have to present evidence at trial about why the child support has to change and the amount of the expense that causes the changed. It is not just asking for it to change in your motion.

Marie-Yves Nadine Jean-Baptiste
Marie-Yves Nadine Jean-Baptiste
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It sounds like you will need to file a new petition for a child support modification and gather all of your evidence that you believe will prove why the amount needs to change. Good luck!

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