Maryland Child Support and Support Modification Lawyers
At Odelugo & Johnson, LLC, in Hyattsville, Maryland, we assist with the process of determining child support based on what we hope to be accurate financial data. All the while, your children’s best interests remains a top priority.
Child support and child custody are sometimes and sadly interwoven together, making time with your children a matter of how much money you will pay or receive. We encourage our clients to avoid any insincere and ultimately damaging battle.
Child Custody Determining Child Support Amounts
Child custody plays an important role in determining child support when it is not used for leverage in calculating the final amount. A parent awarded sole custody will obviously receive more money. Shared custody will reduce the amount of child support, while joint physical custody provides no opportunity for child support.
The Child Support Calculator
The child support calculator factors in net income of both spouses, with credits for expenses related to health insurance and daycare. Children from another relationship or marriage are also counted in when determining support amounts.
Ensuring Accuracy of Data in Child Support Amounts
At Odelugo & Johnson, LLC, we facilitate the difficult and sometimes emotional elements of determining child support. While the final number is based on calculations, the data entered in must be accurate. Spouses engaged in hiding assets or finances to reduce support amounts can be held accountable if money has been concealed from the other spouse.
Our office is within walking distance from the metro. You may take the Green Line to Prince George’s Plaza. We are near Prince George’s Plaza Mall in the new development of University Town Center. We are accessible from the Beltway and Interstates 495 and 95 near Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. and free parking is available.
To schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney regarding child support guidelines, support modifications or the need to establish paternity, please contact us.