Greenbelt Child Support Attorney
Maryland Family Law and Child Support Lawyer
Having time to spend with your children, and the resources to care for them, is vital to most parents. A divorce or legal separation can make it difficult to move forward with your life and be an effective parent. Itís important that you establish clear guidelines regarding child support to help you care for your child.
Greenbelt child support lawyer Michael J. Danels has extensive experience when it comes to drafting child support agreements. He listens to his clients and works to find agreeable solutions between all parties involved. If you are looking for an experienced lawyer to assist you with your child support claims, contact us to schedule a consultation.
Factors Considered by the Court
State guidelines govern child support. These guidelines evaluate the needs of the child and the ability of the parties to meet those needs. Factors that the court can consider in granting child support include:
- The income of the parents
- The cost of health insurance for the children
- Whether there are any work-related or other child care costs
- If the child has medical expenses or any special needs
Moreover, the court will also perform a careful analysis of the financial needs and financial resources of each party, which may include looking at all income and assets as well as any monetary award concerning property, and award of use and possession of family property.
We can help you to make sure that the child support arrangement is fair. In addition to initial child support determinations, we also assist clients in modifying existing child support and child custody orders. If the child's needs have changed significantly or the income of one or both parents has changed, the situation may require a child support modification.
Regardless of your situation, we communicate with you to help you fully understand the divorce process. At our law offices in Greenbelt, Maryland, we look after our clients and prepare them for what is to come. For more information on how we can assist you and your family during this trying time, please contact us online or call 301-345-6900.
Contact us for a confidential consultation with experienced child support attorneys. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., evenings and weekends by appointment.
Greenbelt Child Custody Attorney
Knowledgeable Custody and Support Lawyer in Maryland
Making sure that your children are safe and that they have what they need is the first priority for most parents. At the Law Offices of Danels & Lardieri, P.A., we understand how important our clients' children are to them. We help them protect their children through divorce, child custody and child support issues. With Michael J. Danels, Attorney at Law, clients receive the benefit of an experienced and zealous advocate.
Contact our office online or call 301-345-6900. We help you come to a quick and peaceful resolution of your child custody or child support matter.
The court considers many factors for child custody arrangements, but they are primarily based on the best interests of the child and rights of each parent. A custody arrangement may include both:
- Legal custody , which gives a parent the right to make major life decisions for the child regarding healthcare, religion, education and more. Typically, both parents have legal custody and both will continue to play an active part in raising their children.
- Physical custody , which refers to where the child will spend the majority of his or her time. This type of plan may also determine what rights of visitation each parent has with the child.
Parenting Plan Modifications and Enforcement
Even if the original order regarding child custody, child support and visitation was fair, circumstances may change. As a result, a child custody or child support agreement may need modification. If you or your co-parent have lost your job, or need to relocate, the existing orders may no longer be appropriate. Child Custody and Child Support agreements can be modified if the child's needs have changed significantly or the income of one or both parents has changed.
If the custodial parent refuses to grant visitation rights, or stops paying child support, the other parent may bring an enforcement action. These disputes can be highly contentious when parents cannot come to an agreement. We can help resolve these disputes. Whatever your goals regarding child custody plans, we can work with you to make sure that you receive the best possible outcome for your child.
Contact us for a confidential consultation with experienced child custody attorneys. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., evenings and weekends by appointment.