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Divorce takes a toll on everyone in the family. A marriage is ending, the children don’t know what to think, and there are several obstacles to overcome as parents divide their assets, create a childcare plan, and arrange for alimony or child support. child support payments can be especially contentious due to the unique nature child support can be calculated. Working with an Owings Mills child support lawyer helps streamline the process for everyone involved.

Serving Owings Mills, Catonsville, Baltimore, Columbia, Annapolis, and parents across Maryland, call ZM Law at (443) 394-3900 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a family law specialist.

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You Don’t Have to Navigate Child Support Alone

An Owings Mills Child Support Lawyer Can Help

The State of Maryland offers a child support “estimator” on the Department of Human Resources website, but this is merely an estimate of the total child support owed every month. Child support payments vary given a wide range of factors, including:

  • The primary custodian or unique custody arrangement
  • Both parents’ income or income potential
  • A child’s special needs, etc.

Speak with an Owings Mills child support lawyer to learn more about the process and how to generate an accurate figure for monthly support payments.

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Which Needs will my Child Support Agreement Address?

A basic outline of child support needs and expenses

During a consultation with your Owings Mills child support lawyer, you can review the child’s basic needs and how they factor into a child support agreement. Items most commonly addressed by child support include:

  • Daycare, childcare, afterschool, or private schooling
  • Medical expenses far beyond the norm
  • Extracurriculars such as sports, clubs, etc.
  • Lessons or hobbies such as music, art, etc.
  • Health insurance premiums
  • The child’s unique special needs

Ask about each item on this list, bring documentation as needed, and ask your lawyer as many questions as you like. You must determine the total cost of these items and how your child support payments will defray those costs.

Ask an Owings Mills Child Support Lawyer to Calculate Your Payments

Learn more about your child support obligations

When child support orders are finalized by the courts, judges take into consideration several items. Yes, judges review the costs of raising a family, but they also investigate:

  • The children these parents have in common
  • The time spent with each parent
  • The gross income for both parents
  • Which parents need work-related childcare 
  • Who pays the child’s health insurance premiums

Do not assume that child support payments rise or fall when one of these items is in your favor. Allow your Owings Mills child support lawyer to research each issue and calculate the total amount of child support that should be owed.

Ask an Owings Mills Child Support Lawyer to Modify Your Arrangement

Child support orders are effective until:

  • The child turns 18 or graduates high school, whichever comes last
  • The child passes away
  • The child is emancipated by the Maryland Courts

If a modification is necessary, speak to an Owings Mills child support lawyer about petitioning for a new arrangement. The court will hear these petitions in the following circumstances:

  • A change in income for either parent
  • A change in living arrangements
  • A change in the child’s financial needs

Allow your lawyer to collect the necessary information and file the Request for Modification of Child Support.

Maryland Child Support Lawyers and Services

At ZM Law, we offer a range of child support services and support. Additionally, we assist clients with:

Serving Owings Mills, Catonsville, Baltimore, Columbia, Annapolis, and parents across Maryland, call ZM Law at (443) 394-3900 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a family law specialist.


Can you sue for child support years later?

Yes. If your child’s support payments are in arrears, you can sue for payment even after they reach the age of majority. Speak to an Owings Mills child support lawyer for further assistance.

Will I be penalized for not paying child support?

Once your child support obligation is established, either by mutual agreement or by Court Order, you have a legal obligation to make your child support payments. If you fail to make those payments, the Court may impose severe penalties which may include suspension of your  driver’s license, additional fees and even jail time. Speak to an Owings Mills child support lawyer for more information on child support payments.

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