Child Support

Alimony vs. Child Support

patrickcrawford | August 3, 2023

If you are in the process of filing for divorce in Maryland, you probably have worries when it comes to supporting yourself and your child.  Part of making the transition easier is ensuring that both you and your child are able to still live comfortably. Your financial concerns are valid and should be handled by […]

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What Happens If You Don’t Pay Child Support in Maryland? 

patrickcrawford | May 17, 2023

In Maryland, child support is strictly enforced in accordance with family law to ensure the well-being of minor children. Many parents struggle to pay their child’s support on time or fail to complete payments entirely. Once a child support obligation is recognized by the state, it is legally binding, and failure to pay can result in […]

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Reasons to Modify Your Child Custody Agreement

patrickcrawford | March 6, 2023

Your child custody agreement spells out both physical custody, which determines parents’ child access and visitation and legal custody, which determines parents’ decision-making authority. Both are naturally important components of your rights and responsibilities as a parent. Your current child custody orders may have worked well when you were first divorced – or when the […]

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Do You Lose Custody for Not Paying Child Support in Maryland?

patrickcrawford | March 3, 2023

Child custody and child support both represent important parental rights and responsibilities, but they cannot be used as weapons by one parent against the other. The State of Maryland – and every other state in the nation – makes determinations regarding both child support and child custody in accordance with the children’s best interests. As […]

How Does Child Support in Annapolis Work?

How Does Child Support in Annapolis Work?

patrickcrawford | January 31, 2023

How Does Child Support in Annapolis Work? Every child is entitled to receive financial contributions from both parents, no matter if both parents are separated, divorced, or never married to each other.  If you are dealing with a child support issue, whether you are receiving or giving financial support to a minor, you need an […]

Pendente Lite Child Support

What is Pendente Lite Child Support?

patrickcrawford | January 15, 2023

Sometimes a court will issue an order of child support “pending the litigation.” This is known as pendente lite child support. This will only grant temporary support and is not a final support order. Such issues as visitation, custody, and support are addressed during pendente lite hearings. To give you a better understanding of pendente […]


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