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Child Custody & Child Support

Even though a divorce is wrought with frustration and anger, it is important to make sure that children are protected from it. It is also essential for the welfare of a child to continue receiving emotional and financial support from both parents. At Rhodes Law Firm LLC, we use our considerable experience to help families through the trials and tribulations of a divorce, and reach an amicable resolution regarding the well-being of their children.

Child Custody in Maryland

Maryland courts determine child custody based on the child’s best interests, which is influenced by a variety of factors including the history of each parent, as well as the needs of the child. Most courts assume that that a child should have guidance and support from both parents. This is why joint custody is awarded in many cases. However, there may be times when the court feels that sole custody to one parent or the other will be more beneficial for the child.

At Rhodes Law Firm, LLC help all our clients understand the relevant laws and work towards a resolution that benefits both the child and the client. In case a child custody agreement cannot be reached, we are able to assist you with court-appointed psychological evaluations, guardian ad litem, and more.

Maryland Child Support Laws

Every child in Maryland has the right to be financially supported by both parents. These rights cannot be waived by the parents, and will be enforced after a divorce. Child support payments take into account various factors such as the number of children and the income of both parents to allocate responsibility for:

  • Medical insurance
  • Daycare costs
  • A part of college education expenses
  • Extracurricular expenses, etc.

We work with our clients to negotiate child support issues and make sure that all sources of income are considered when calculating payments. At Rhodes Law Firm, LLC, we provide the best possible legal guidance in establishing or modifying child support payments. Contact us today at (301) 332-4774 for a consultation.