Under Maryland law, each parent has a duty to support his or her minor child. When parents do not reside in the same home with the minor child, the custodial parent has the right to seek child support from the non-custodial parent.
The amount of child support is based on each parent’s actual income and the number of nights that the minor child spends with each parent. In Maryland, there are mandatory child support guidelines.
For many cases, the determination of a parent’s actual income is a simple task. However, for other cases, it is much more complex, particularly if the parent is self-employed or is hiding income. At Brown, Goldstein & Levy, we utilize various means to determine a parent’s true income to establish the appropriate child support.