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Child Support Questions

How much child support do I have to pay if the custodial parent continues to be unemployed ? Custody has recently changed and now I am the non-custodial parent. Custodial parent is voluntarily impoverished and has been unemployed now for 6 years. Can they file for and...

Child Support Modification

Question:  What does it usually mean when you receive an order that my motion to dismiss child support modification is denied? Does this mean that the judge looked at the evidence I presented in my pleadings and decided against me? So now, we go back to court? Answer...

ADULT GUARDIANSHIPS

What is a guardianship and do I need to get one for my loved one? There are two types of adult guardianships in Maryland:  guardians of the person and guardians of the property.  A guardian of the person covers authority of medical, contractual, and...

ADOPTION

Adoption is the legal process by which an adult takes a child into his/her own family, treating that child as his/her own child, and giving that child all the rights and duties of his own child.  Of course, before this process happens a loving familial bond is already...

PRIVATE SCHOOL AFTER DIVORCE

In Maryland, child support is calculated in most cases using a formula called the Maryland Child Support Guidelines.  “The Guidelines” considers the number of children in the family, each parent’s income, any alimony paid or received, the current custody and...