Child Custody and Child Support

Legal issues involving children can be highly disruptive and emotional for any family. Whether you have a custody dispute or need a child support attorney, it is important to work with a focused and experienced family law professional. At the Law Offices of P.A. Hotchkiss and Associates, we offer sensitive, experienced, strategic advocacy focused on the rights of our clients and their children. We will take an informed and compassionate approach to understand your needs and concerns. As your legal team, we will develop a practical and forward-looking solution to secure your rights and the best interests of your children.

Calculating child support in Maryland

Calculation of child support is based on the Maryland Child Support Guidelines. Whether you are seeking to collect child support or are concerned about potential obligations, the experienced family law attorneys of the Law Offices of P.A. Hotchkiss will promote your interests and keep you informed of your responsibilities. Our legal team will take appropriate action to appropriately calculate and obtain child support on your behalf or minimize obligations in your case. We will use the facts of your circumstances to ensure proper calculation under the support formula.

Child support determinations are based on:

  • The income of both parents
  • The amount of time the child spends with each parent
  • Whether the parent who has to pay child support has an obligation to support other children
  • Any special needs of the child

Custody

We can negotiate and draft a custody agreement between you and your child's other parent that will protect your legal rights as a parent. Custody agreements can be reached between parents when parents separate or divorce. When you are involved in a custody dispute, it is important to work with an experienced family law attorney in an attempt to obtain a custody arrangement that is in the best interest of your child and yourself. If a custody agreement cannot be reached between you and your child's other parent and the issue of custody needs to be litigated, the experienced family law attorneys of the Law Offices of P. A. Hotchkiss and Associates are prepared to present your case to obtain the results you seek.

Protect your rights and your family

Our primary goal is to help you obtain your goal to secure what you believe is in your children's best interest.

While it may be best for you and your child to resolve your custody case through negotiations and ultimately reach an agreement, we understand that reaching an agreement is not possible in all cases. We are prepared to take any case to trial and zealously present your interest to secure the legal rights of you and your children.

For more information, please call 301 932-7700 to arrange a free consultation with a lawyer at our Waldorf or La Plata office or 410 828-6366 at our Baltimore office. Credit cards accepted.