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Maryland Child Support Guidelines Updates – Updated Economic Data 2021

Maryland Child Support Guidelines Updates – Updated Economic Data 2021

2021 will see 5 major changes to the child support guidelines, one of which updates the Maryland child support guidelines using newer economic data.  Updates for economic data were last enacted in 2010 (based on 2008 data) and before that in 1989 (based on 1972-1973...

Maryland Child Support Guidelines Updates – Shared Physical Custody 2020

Maryland Child Support Guidelines Updates – Shared Physical Custody 2020

For child support purposes, “shared physical custody” is the minimum number of overnights a parent must have in order for the number of overnights to be included in the child support guidelines calculation.  Shared physical custody child support is typically lower...

Maryland Child Support Guidelines Updates – 2020 & 2021

Maryland Child Support Guidelines Updates – 2020 & 2021

The 2020 Session of the Maryland General Assembly saw several major developments to Maryland’s law on child support, some of which went into effect October 1, 2020 and the others going into effect October 1, 2021. This series of articles discusses those changes and...

2018 Maryland Family Law Legislative Preview

2018 Maryland Family Law Legislative Preview

On January 10, the Maryland General Assembly begins its 2018 legislative session. The Maryland State Bar Association's (MSBA) Family and Juvenile Law Section Council's (FJLSC) Legislative Committee actively monitors family law and related legislation, testifies in...

Marrying Minors – More than Meets the Eye

Marrying Minors – More than Meets the Eye

Legal Background: Currently, Maryland Family Law Article §2-301 allows minors to marry under the following circumstances: A 16 or 17 year old, either: With the parents’ or guardians’ consent and swearing that the person is aged 16 or older; or, Without consent, but...