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Child support and uninsured medical costs

On top of the agreed upon or mandated child support payments, parents are also required to pay any uninsured medical costs. These include co-payments, prescription bills, deductibles and any other costs that are either not covered under a parent's health plan or are not reimbursed by the insurance company that holds the plan.

What will Maryland do to enforce child support orders?

For some parents, getting a divorce is an opportunity for a fresh start. You are leaving behind an unhappy or unhealthy relationship and seeking a better life for you and your children. The courts granted you custody or perhaps your former spouse didn't seek custody of your children. Whatever the situation, you are now expected, on your own, to provide for your children. It can be incredibly difficult for people to cover all of the financial requirements of parenthood on their own, especially right after a divorce. That's why the parent who doesn't get custody should pay child support.

How to create a child support agreement for college tuition

Child support is an important part of the divorce and/or custody process and something that should never be overlooked. Coming up with a child support agreement that satisfies both parents and helps support the children is vital. This can include creating an agreement that addresses how college tuition will be handled.

Maryland program helps non-custodial parents find employment

A program in Maryland has been helping non-custodial parents find employment for the past two years. The program, called Re-engaging Individuals Through Successful Employment (RISE), operates in the five-county region known as Mid-Shore in the state. The program was created by the Caroline County Department of Social Services with Chesapeake College.

Uses of child support in Maryland

Child support can be a major fighting point during a divorce or child custody battle. The custodial parent might need support from the noncustodial parent and this is where child support payments come into play. Child support can be used for a variety of things in Gaithersburg, Maryland, so check the list below before you put those payments to use.

What are the child support guidelines in Maryland?

Child support is an important topic of discussion no matter where you live. It comes up with each divorce case that involves children. It also can become a heated point of contention, even if the family tries to put the needs of the children before all else. So, what are the child support guidelines in the state of Maryland?

Child support payments and visitation are two separate issues

Child support and visitation are often some of the worst parts of any divorce. You suddenly go from spending every evening and weekend with your children to only seeing them once during the week and every other weekend. As if that weren't bad enough, you're also expected to pay child support while seeing your children less. It's a perfect storm for frustrations.

What can I do if my ex is misusing child support funds?

One of the most upsetting aspects of a divorce is often a loss of control over your children's lives and well-being. As the non-custodial parent, you do your part by actively engaging with them during visitation and time at your home. You pay child support to ensure they have everything they need. However, you're beginning to notice that some of your child support may end up spent on things that aren't for your children. Even if you have been trying to go through divorce amicably, the misuse of child support funds could cause tension and disagreements between you and your former spouse.

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