You and your ex share custody of your child. Children come with a lot of expenses, which married parents share. It's a bit harder for you as a divorced parent.
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The stereotype of a deadbeat dad is a man with plenty of money to pay child support, but who decided not to do it simply because he doesn't want to. He has a good job and uses his money for cars, vacations, nights out with his friends and things of this nature.
Dealing with child support issues can be stressful to the point where some want to give in and end the fight. But, because this involves children, very few parents will lay down when their children are not getting what they deserve. Handling issues related to back child support is best done with the help of a family law attorney. Here's how you can acquire back child support payments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you a divorced father? Do you pay child support every month? Do you take great pride in the fact that you can provide for your child, even though you have gone through a divorce?
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?