Maryland Child Support Calculator
To use the child support calculator, select or enter the appropriate information next to each statement.
When you have completed the form, click on the calculate button to get an estimate of the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent will have to pay to the custodial parent in Maryland.
Please remember that these calculators are for informational and educational purposes only. The amount of child support a court will order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator.
For the most part these calculators assume that all of the children will primarily live with one parent. It is not intended to estimate situations where there is joint physical custody or split custody.
These calculators do not take into account any possible adjustments for children who are not subject to the custody order but who are living with one of the parents.
These factors and others may affect a child support order entered by a court.
The purpose of this calculator is informational and educational only. It does not constitute legal advice. This child support calculator is based on statutory guidelines. The court has the final authority to determine the amount of child support awarded. This number is only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be awarded. Other factors may affect the amount of child support awarded. Please see an attorney in your area for more detailed information:
Help for Receiving Maryland Child Support
In the state of Maryland, child support issues are handled by the Maryland Child Support Enforcement Program (CSEP) which is a division of the Department of Human Resources. The CSEP can offer many services to families of divorce. Whether you live in Gaithersburg, Bowie, Hagerstown, Rockville, Baltimore, Frederick, or elsewhere in the state, the CSEP can offer you these services:
- Locating the non-custodial parent
- Establishing legal paternity
- Obtaining a court order for child support and health insurance
- Collecting child support payments
- Enforcing the court order
- Reviewing and modifying the court ordered child support amount
When you are having trouble receiving child support payments from your child’s non-custodial parent, the CSEP has a number of tactics they can use to recover the funds:
- Withhold money from unemployment benefits and wages
- Intercept state and federal tax refunds
- Report the delinquent payer to the credit bureau
- Report parent owing past due payments to the Motor Vehicle Administration for driver’s license suspension
- Intercept lottery winnings
- Bring Contempt of Court actions against delinquent parents
- Refer cases for Federal prosecution when non-custodial parents skip state to avoid paying child support
For more information about Maryland child support services and guidelines, please visit:
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