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Child Custody & Support

Child Custody & Support

Deciding child custody involves making determinations to both legal custody (who will make decisions regarding the child's medical care, education, and religious upbringing) and physical custody (who lives with the child).  In either case, custody may be awarded solely to one parent or shared by both parents in a manner determined by the court to be in the child's best interests.  Regardless of the custody and visitation arrangement, both parents have an obligation to support their children financially, and some award of child support is usually ordered to be paid by the non-custodial parent to the parent with primary custody.  Deviation from Maryland's strict child support guidelines is sometimes possible if it can be shown the amount is unjust or inappropriate in a particular case.  Enlist Bill Fanning at Fanning Law, LLC to help you navigate through the maze of custody and support regulations and to ensure that you receive the best agreement available for your situation.

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Fanning Law, LLC represents clients throughout Southern Maryland in the cities of Waldorf, La Plata, Hughesville, Mechanicsville, Clinton, Upper Marlboro, White Plains, Leonardtown, Prince Frederick, Fort Washington, Lexington Park, and St. Charles, including Charles County, Calvert County, St. Mary's County, Anne Arundel County, Prince George's County as well as the District of Columbia.