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Can Your Ex Avoid Paying Child Support?

patrickcrawford | February 24, 2020

When you get divorced or establish paternity, the family court will address several child-related matters, including child custody and child support. Child support refers to regular payments made by one parent to the other to provide financial support for the child’s needs. While child support is not paid in every situation, these orders are common […]

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Child Support in Maryland – It’s A Child’s Right

patrickcrawford | December 18, 2018

We recently covered a story about spousal support guidelines and states that are using them to replace what was traditionally deemed alimony. Similar to child support guidelines, they are based on a mathematical calculation of economic means with the moneyed spouse making financial contributions to the household of the non-monied spouse for a specific amount […]

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What About Child Support Payments When My Ex is Unemployed?

patrickcrawford | May 2, 2017

Unfortunately, this is often a problem at one time or another in most child support cases. Recently, it has been even more common and problematic given the state of the economy, the high unemployment rate, and the years-long recession. But just because one parent is unemployed doesn’t obviate the child support obligation. It’s a child’s […]

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