Laurel Child Support Attorneys — 4 found

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  1. Laurel Child Support Lawyer Shelly Maynard Ingram

    Shelly Ingram Pro

    As an Attorney, Mediator, and Collaborative Professional, Shelly M. Ingram has represented Maryland divorce and family law clients since 2004. Shelly litigates cases involving divorce,... more
    Licensed for 11 years - Retainer (Always)


  2. Laurel Child Support Lawyer Emily L Russell

    Emily Russell

    Emily is an attorney and founding partner of McCabe Russell, PA, a family law firm with offices in Howard County and Montgomery County, Maryland. Emily takes great pride in assisting... more
    Licensed for 9 years - Retainer (Sometimes)


  3. Laurel Child Support Lawyer Gretchen M Barker

    Gretchen Barker

    Laurel, MD Child Support Lawyer
    Licensed for 26 years
    Not yet reviewed


  4. Laurel Child Support Lawyer Patrick J O'Guinn

    Patrick O'Guinn

    Columbia, MD Child Support Lawyer
    Licensed for 25 years
    Not yet reviewed


Child Support

If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.