If you have a child or children and you are separated, depending on the custody situation, you may be obligated to pay child support to the other parent. If the court enters an order obligating you to pay child support, you should read that order carefully. In many instances the “how” portion of the order will direct you to pay child support to the Maryland Office of Child Support Enforcement.
Over the past twenty years, radical changes have occurred in science, allowing persons to have children with assistance. While these incredible steps have given hope to millions, the issue is that people are using these technologies without any knowledge of the potential legal ramifications.
For the first time since 1990, the Maryland legislature has updated the Maryland child support guidelines. The new guidelines have implications for calculating child support in Maryland especially for the highest and lowest income residents. How will these revised guidelines affect you?