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CHILD SUPPORT

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Child Support Lawyer Maryland | Charles County Family Law Lawyer

Child support is a court-ordered payment requiring the noncustodial parent to pay child support to the custodial parent for the care of the child. The Court may also order child support to be paid when parents share custody of a child.

Charles County Family Law LawyerThe purpose of child support payments is to help pay for the costs associated with raising the child. The benefits of child child support payments for children are immense. Research shows children whose parents pay consistent child support are better behaved and are more successful in school because it increases their standard of living and stability in their life.

If you need assistance collecting child support, the Maryland child support program can help. Contact Charles County family law lawyer Aubrey Burton Jr., for more information. The agency assists families with collecting much needed child support from parents who are not in the home. You may apply for the program at your local Child Support Enforcement Agency. However, you must statist the eligibility requirements.

The eligibility requirements for the program are:

  • You must be able to establish paternity of the child.
  • If you are not receiving cash assistance or medical assistance, you must pay a one time non-refundable fee of $25.00 when you file an application.
  • You must be willing to provide as much information as you can regarding locating the absent parent.

Upon meeting with an agent, you should have the following readily available:

  • Photo Identification (Driver’s License, Maryland ID, or Employment ID)
  • Proof of Address (from Apartment or house lease; electric, gas, water, or phone bill; rent book; rent receipt; or mortgage statement)
  • Birth Certificate for the child you are seeking support
  • Proof of paternity (if any)
  • Information about the absent parent
  • Social Security Cards: It is best to bring a card for everyone for whom you are seeking benefits (yourself, children, and so on).

The process of obtaining and ensuring child support payments can be tough. The Burton Firm can help ease this process. Charles County family law lawyer Aubrey Burton Jr., will help you understand how child support payments are determined and the necessary steps you need to take to receive or make payments. If you need assistance or simply need help with the child support process, call our office today. We will answer any questions you may have and guide you in the right direction. The initial consultation is free. Get the help you need.