Maryland law provides that a minor child has the right to be financially supported by both of their parents whether they are married, separated or divorced.  Raising a child can be expensive. The Maryland Child Support Guidelines are a formula that determines the amount of support one parent will pay the other to support the minor children.  

The Maryland Child Support Guidelines calculate child support based on the time each parent spends with the child, each parent’s respective gross income, the number of minor children, and certain expenses related to the minor children, including work related child are expenses, health insurance, some medical expenses and school related costs.  

There are two different Maryland Child Support Guideline worksheets - one for primary custody and the other for shared custody where both parents have the minor child at least 128 overnight visits throughout the year. 

Modification of Child Support: Child support can be changed or “modified” if there is a substantial change of circumstances has taken place since the issuance of the last court order concerning child support.  

Termination of Child Support: Typically, child support ends the earlier of when a child turns eighteen and graduates high school or when the child turns nineteen.  

Schedule an appointment today with an attorney at Jacobson Family Law to discuss your child support matter today.