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How long is a Maryland parent required to pay child support?

At the McKeon Law Firm, we know that not all of our Gaithersburg readers are experts in the area of family law. That's why, on our blog, we like to answer questions that may be on the minds of our readers. By answering theses questions, we hope to give our readers a better understanding of the law as well as stress the importance of talking to an experienced attorney when necessary.

Do I have to sign the prenup my fiancé has given me?

When it comes to the subject of prenuptial agreements, the important thing to remember is that everyone's situation is different. For some couples, they may have been married before and therefore come to their next marriage with a considerable amount of assets. For them, a prenuptial agreement is about protecting what they had in the event that divorce should strike twice. For others, the situation may be very different.

Maryland child support enforcement good but not perfect yet

About four years ago, a number of people in Maryland were shocked when legislative auditors uncovered a number of problems with our state's child support enforcement system. According to the report, our state's Child Support Enforcement Administration had not been utilizing important enforcement tools, such as wage garnishment, to seize court-ordered funds. This caused tens of thousands of dollars in child support to go unpaid to the custodial parents who relied on these payments to support their children.

What's the difference between absolute and limited divorce?

Traditional divorce isn't always possible for every couple. For some, religious convictions may prevent a couple from seeking a legal dissolution of their marriage. For others, it might not make financial sense to divorce right now. Either way, couples facing marital problems still deserve relief, it's just a matter of finding the right solution for each couple's needs.

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