In Maryland, both parents are legally obligated to support their child(ren), even if they are separated, divorced or have never been married. Simply stated, child support is the Court’s method of ensuring that children receive the care they need from both parents. However, this can be a major source of contention when the parents are no longer together. The attorneys here at the Law Offices of Kerri Cohen have extensive experience dealing with these often contentious issues.
The Maryland Legislature created Child Support Guidelines to calculate the amount of support one parent must pay to the other to support their child(ren), based on several factors including: