Maryland Child Support Laws

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Maryland Child Support

Maryland child support  is based upon guidelines that assist the Court in calculating child support. The amount of child support arrived at under the Maryland guidelines will be presumed to be correct. However, if it is shown that the amount of child support calculated under the Maryland guidelines is unjust or inappropriate, the Court may modify the amount of child support. In determining whether the amount would be unjust, A Maryland court may consider: 
  • the terms of any marital settlement agreement between the parents, including any provisions for payments of marital debts, mortgages, college education expenses, the right to occupy the family home, and any other financial terms; and 

  • the presence in the household of either parent of other children that the parent has a duty to support.

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