Legal Help With Child Support and Alimony Calculations
Child support and alimony are two of the most important questions that must be settled in any divorce case. Child support and alimony awards have serious financial consequences for both spouses — and for any children of the couple — and the negotiations should be treated with the seriousness they deserve.
At The Law Offices of Lloyd A. Malech, we provide careful and thorough legal representation in divorce cases where child support and spousal support are likely to be a point of conflict. We offer cost-effective legal services to residents of all of Maryland and the greater Washington, DC metro area..
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Aggressive, Friendly and Caring Legal Representation
The Law Offices of Lloyd A. Malech is led by attorney Lloyd A. Malech, a seasoned lawyer who has handled thousands of cases in his 15-year legal career. Mr. Malech's advanced experience allows him to serve as an aggressive and protective advocate on our clients' behalf. At the same time, we pride ourselves on offering clients a friendly and caring environment in which they can freely discuss their fears and hopes during the divorce process.
Child Support Calculations in Maryland and the District of Columbia
In both Maryland and the District, child support is calculated according to firm guidelines set by state law. The child support calculations take into consideration each parent's gross income and the way in which child custody or parenting time is divided.
Child support disputes regarding a fair amount of monthly support often arise when the child has special needs or when one parent accuses the other of hiding income or accepting voluntary underemployment so as to limit child support contributions.
Child support is also available to unmarried parents in both Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Alimony Calculations in Maryland and the District of Columbia
Awards of spousal support or spousal maintenance are more discretionary than child support payment orders. No black-and-white spousal maintenance calculators are used. Instead, the laws merely state that alimony should be awarded based on need and ability to pay. Factors to be considered include: the length of the marriage, the relative education and work history of each spouse, and the nonworking spouse's ability to earn an independent living.
Obtain Legal Advice About Child Support and Spousal Maintenance Issues
If you believe that questions of child support or alimony will cause conflict during your divorce process, it is important to get early legal advice. Doing so will help you understand the likely outcome of the financial aspect of your divorce, which will in turn help you begin to make plans for the future.
To schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Lloyd A. Malech, call 301.913.9119 or 202.955.1011, or send us an e-mail.