Elkridge, MD asked in Child Support for Maryland

Q: my wife is retired navy and disabled. I have full custody of my daughter. Can I get child support

She is taking expensive vacation's and putting it in my face

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
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  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Both parents have a legal obligation to support their minor children. The amount of support is based on combined monthly income of both parents, and the amount of gross support determined by the Child Support Guidelines. The parents are expected to pay the share of the gross support in proportion to their monthly incomes. The parent with primary residential custody will receive the non-custodial parent's share of the child support payment. The amount may be further adjusted by the number of overnights the non-custodial parent has the child for visitation if they total a certain minimum number per year, plus the amount of work-related daycare and health insurance is also added to the support amount. Your wife's retirement and disability is irrelevant so long as she has income sufficient to pay under the guidelines. Income is not exempt from consideration simply because it is retirement pay or disability benefits.

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