The underlying legal standard for determining custody and visitation arrangements is the best interest of the children. Regardless of whether the parents are working to negotiate a settlement outside of Court, or relying upon the court ins contested litigation, the best interest standard applies to child custody issues. Maryland Courts have found that a variety […]
Yes, both child custody and child support can be resolved by the parents either outside of Court, using mediation, attorney-represented negotiation, or Collaborative Practice, or by filing court litigation. The laws that apply to child custody and child support are applied in the same manner regardless of whether the parents were married, or not.
Child support can be simpler to calculate if the parents’ combined incomes total $180,000 per year or less. In those circumstances, the parties’ gross incomes are used to calculate the child support guideline worksheet, along with other factors such as work-related child care costs, health insurance premium costs, and support paid for other children from […]