Child Support & Alimony
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.
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.
Contact us to schedule a consultation.
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 20+ 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 202.441.2107, or
send us an e-mail.