Among the most contested aspects of any divorce involving children is the matter of child support. An experienced lawyer can help you resolve your support dispute and work toward a solution that is in the best interests of your child.
From my office in Frederick, I, attorney Imad Soubra, provide clients with knowledgeable guidance throughout their case. I work with my clients to understand their individual goals and needs so I can offer a tailored solution to their situations. As a child support attorney in Frederick County, I help clients throughout Maryland with child support, child custody and visitation issues.
It is critical to speak with me to determine whether you receive or pay child support. Child Support is for the best interest of the child because the Maryland Legislature intent to have the non-custodial parent pay the custodial parent child support, so that the custodial parent can properly care for the children meaning providing clothes, food, shelter, transportation, etc. It is in the Maryland public policy that if one of the parent’s income increases substantially that the income should benefit the children, but the custodial parent must request from the Court that the non-custodial parent income have changed substantially in order for the Court to increase the child support payment.
In order to determine child support, the Court would look at the parents’ income. The Custody arrangement they have between both parties where the custodial parent has sole physical custody or shared physical custody and whether the non-custodial parent has sole physical custody or shared physical custody. After a number of overnights with the non-custodial parents have with the children, this will determine whether the non-custodial parent has sole physical custody or shared physical custody meaning whether the how nights the children sleep over with the non-custodial parent. Also, the Court will see who pays the health insurance as well as work related day care. In additional, if there are additional transportation expenses the custodial parents has for the children.
There are additional cost a parent accrue in order to raise the child like unexpected medical expenses where the non-custodial parent is liable for a certain amount under Maryland Law. If I represent you in the child support matter, I will be happy to discuss your options as far as whether to pursue such a matter need to be pursued.
Contact Soubra Law Firm online or call me at 1-301-219-5038 to discuss your child support dispute.Maryland's Child Support Guidelines
Maryland law offers specific guidelines relating to the amount of child support that will be paid. The guidelines act as a formula and provide a clear picture of the amount of support a parent is likely to pay based on a number of factors, including the income of each parent, the custody arrangements and the visitation schedule.
The guidelines, however, are not set in stone. In limited circumstances where the child support amount is unjust or inappropriate, the court may deviate from the guidelines. Additionally, extra costs, such as day care, extraordinary medical costs or other special costs, may be divided proportionally between the parents, based on their incomes.
With my knowledge of the guidelines, I guide my clients through this difficult issue. I will work diligently to make sure that child support calculations are based on accurate numbers. I frequently work with forensic accountants and other financial professionals in order to provide a clear picture of the incomes of each of the parents.Contact My Office for Advice and Advocacy
Whether you need help with child support as part of a divorce or you need to modify an existing support order, I can help you. Contact my office to discuss your situation today.