The laws governing child support can be confusing. Child support is unique from alimony in that it is a payment that is paid to the other parent for the benefit of a child. This is meant to support a child of parents who no longer live together.
Child Support Attorney
Whether you are the one seeking child support, or the one facing paying child support, it is critical that you consult with a child support attorney. Attorney Adam S. Hyman can help sort things out and make sure your best interests are represented in court. An attorney with experience with child support litigation can help give you an idea as to the appropriate amount of child support that should be paid for your child. Adam S. Hyman represents both clients who owe child support and clients who are due child support.
In Maryland, child support is calculated based on statutory guidelines. In some cases, the court may consider either an increase to or a reduction from the basic child support suggested by the guidelines based on the factors in a particular case.
Attorney Hyman assists clients with all legal aspects of child support, including:
- Paternity: Establishing paternity prior to establishing child support obligations.
- Establishing/contesting child support: Estimating child support payments and guiding clients through the process of establishing or contesting child support.
- Child support enforcement: Attorney Hyman is experienced in handling child support enforcement proceedings as well as contempt actions for failure to pay child support.
- Child support modifications: When there is a significant change in circumstances, such as a change in income (new job, lost job, etc.), it is often necessary to revisit and modify child support orders. Attorney Hyman is experienced in handling child support modifications in Maryland.