Exploring Your Options | Child Support and Child Support Arrears in Maryland

If you need assistance in establishing child support, we can help you explore your legal options. Maryland Child Support Attorney, LaSheena Williams, discusses what happens when your co-parent fails to pay child support in Maryland.

Thank you for joining me today. My name is LaSheena Williams, and I am a Maryland Family Law Attorney. My firm helps our clients take control of out of control situations. Today we will be discussing establishing child support and understanding child support arrears.

 What is child support?

Child support is the court ordered support that your co-parent must pay in order to provide for your child. You can request child support as early as when your child is born.

When can you request child support?

You can request child support whether your co-parent is on your child’s birth certificate or not. The only issue when the parent is not on the birth certificate is that you may have to request a paternity test before child support can be entered.

What is child support arrears?

Child support arrears is the back child support your co-parent owes on behalf of your child.

When does child support arrears start accruing?

You start accruing child support as early as when you first make the request for child support with the court and what that means is if you request child support in January but you don’t get a child support order until October, you can request that the court order that your co-parent must pay the back 10 months of child support that’s owed to you on behalf of your child.

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Check Out Our Related Child Support Establishment and Arrears Blog Posts:

◾ Family Values: Establishing and Modifying Child Support in Maryland | https://bit.ly/31dqGDU

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◾ Shining Light: Showing Income For Your Maryland Child Support Determination | https://bit.ly/3jxTJcp

Contact the Law Office of LaSheena Williams today to learn more about how we can help support you with your Maryland child support matter.