Many clients will call my office needing advice because they are paying child support, yet being denied or limited in their visitation with the child(ren) in some way. Logically, if you are paying for something, you should receive something in return, right? Well, not necessarily. You see, child support is an obligation that each parent owes to their child. Access to the child is a right that each parent has, just as a parent. The two things are mutually exclusive.
On October 1, 2015, new divorce laws went into effect in Maryland. You and your spouse may be able to get a divorce based on mutual consent, and may not be required to be separated for one year prior to filing for divorce.
To find out if you can proceed under Maryland’s new mutual consent grounds, contact our office for a consultation by calling (301) 744-7996 or (301) 851-1020.
The Law Office now does “unbundled” or limited scope family law matters. For example, if you only need legal documents to be reviewed, we can do that for you without having you pay an extraordinary retainer fee that is normally associated with family law matters. Limited scope representation allows you to address your concerns and save money at the same time.
If this sounds like something that works in your situation, please contact my office to schedule a consultation.