Finding answers to questions about child support payments

Child support orders are something that goes along with child custody orders. If you have a child who doesn’t live with you, chances are good that there is a child support order relating to the child. While many parents know that child support is an important court order, other parents seem to think that they don’t need to support their children financially. We understand that it can sometimes be frustrating to know that you have to pay child support. We can help you to ensure that the order is within the legal guidelines for Maryland.

One issue that some parents have with child support is that they think the other parent is using it inappropriately. Some people might wonder why they have to cut their own paycheck short to finance the life of their ex. It is important to remember that even if the child support payments pay for the rent, mortgage, car payment or other bills for your ex, they are still helping your child to live.

Unless your ex is neglecting your child, there likely isn’t much that you will be able to do about the child support payments and the way your ex uses them. Of course, there are exceptions to this.

If you think that you are paying too much in child support, we can look at your case and determine if that is the case. If it is, we can help you to start a child support modification case that might reduce your payments. You have to show the court that there is a good reason to lower the payments, so make sure you have your proof ready to go.

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