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Tag Archives: Child Support

Drafting a budget to determine child support needs

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

If you and your spouse are on relatively good terms as you head toward divorce, the two of you may want to have a conversation about what child support payments realistically need to look like. Many parents will simply draft up a budget to see roughly what it will cost to raise the child…. Read More »

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Know how child custody and taxes intersect

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Child support is a factor in many child custody cases. When you are going through a child custody case, you might not automatically think about all of the ways that the child support order could affect your life. Your income taxes is one of the aspects that you might not be aware that child… Read More »

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Is child support taxable income?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

With the April 15 deadline to file taxes looming ever closer, you might be wondering what you need to do about your child support payments. There are many misconceptions about child support and taxes, and it’s always important to consult professionals about these important financial and legal matters in Maryland. If you are the… Read More »

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How is a custodial parent supposed to use child support payments?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Child support is a way for a non-custodial parent to help provide his or her child with the things he or she needs to live. As most people understand, one parent can be ordered to pay the other parent child support. Generally, these payments are made in an amount specified by the court. Beyond… Read More »

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Child support orders include several points and may need changes

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When parents aren’t in a relationship any longer, taking care of the children they have together must be a top priority. Child support that is ordered through the court is one way that the court can ensure children are being cared for by both parents. In Maryland, the amount of child support that a… Read More »

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Medical care costs are important components of child support

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Supporting a child involves more than just paying child support payments. Children also need medical care, which is often an expense that isn’t covered by child support payments. In most child support cases, one parent is ordered to get medical insurance for the child; however, not all medical expenses are covered by insurance. Other… Read More »

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You have options to collect past due child support

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When child support orders aren’t complied with, the child is the one who suffers. Parents who are due child support and haven’t received it from the paying parent have options to try to collect the child support they are due. Generally, going through the child support office is possible. Alternatively, parents might opt to… Read More »

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Child support orders must be taken seriously

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Child support is a very important part of a child custody-related case. The custodial parent in a child custody case might need the financial assistance from the non-custodial parent to help support the child’s needs. There are some instances in which a parent is required to pay child support, but doesn’t do so. In… Read More »

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Examining Maryland’s child support enforcement options — III

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Over the last few weeks, our family law blog has been discussing why parents must be on the ball when it comes to making child support payments. Specifically, we’ve been talking about how Maryland’s Child Support Enforcement Administration has a variety of tools at its disposal to ensure compliance, many of which can have… Read More »

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Examining Maryland’s child support enforcement options — II

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Transitioning to post-divorce life is seldom easy for any parent. That’s because in addition to dealing the wide range of emotions, there are new schedules, new living arrangements and, of course, new payments. As we started discussing in our post last week, however, it’s important for parents ordered to pay child support to know… Read More »

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