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Baltimore Child Support Lawyer

Allyson B. Goldscher: Putting Families First

The financial obligations of parenthood last, until a child is emancipated.  By focusing her practice almost exclusively on family law, Baltimore child support lawyer, Allyson B. Goldscher, brings unrivaled enthusiasm and invaluable experience to the courtroom. If you or a loved one is in need of qualified, compassionate counsel, look no further than Ms. Goldscher.

Maryland Courts and the Child Support Guidelines

First, a court must determine the adjusted actual incomes – gross wages and earnings, less any child support or alimony paid from other relationships, but factoring in any alimony received – for both parties. Each parent is then assigned a percentage of the total basic child support obligation, apportioned to that parent’s percentage of the combined adjusted actual income. According to Baltimore child support lawyers, such an approach ensures that those who earn more pay more, while those who earn less pay less.

In Maryland, the use of child support guidelines are mandatory to establish or modify custody.  “Actual income” means income from any source and includes overtime, bonuses, interest income, unemployment insurance benefits, Social Security benefits to name a few.

Each parent is required to file a financial statement and may be required to produce proof of current and past income to the court.  Often times the court will require parents to bring a copy of pay stubs and tax returns.

Once income is determined, basic child support is calculated.  Then certain child-related expenses like child-care, medical insurance costs, extraordinary medical expenses and school and transportation costs, are added and the total is then allocated between the parents.

Baltimore Child Support Lawyer, Allyson B. Goldscher, Represents Parents in Child Support Disputes

In Maryland parenting is a life-long commitment to provide for the well-being of a child, both emotionally and financially. Unfortunately,  not all parents take that financial responsibility seriously. If you are battling an ex-spouse who refuses to contribute their fair share to the upbringing of a child, Baltimore child support lawyer, Allyson B.Goldscher, can help. With extensive knowledge of family law and serving as a founding member of the Law Offices of Allyson B. Goldscher, LLC. We have what it takes to secure for your children the financial stability they deserve. At our offices in Stevenson, Maryland, we proudly serve clients throughout Baltimore County and Baltimore City. We can be reached at 410-602-9522 or via our online contact form.