How does having shared custody of the child affect child support in Maryland?
Every State has a method of modifying the amount of child support owed in cases where the custody agreement requires joint or shared custody of a minor child of both parents. Shared Physical Custody is when the child has two residences, spending at least 35% of the time with each parent.
In regards to child support, Maryland law accounts for shared custody of a child directly in the child support formula used to calculate payment amounts. This means that, in cases where custody is shared, the amount of child support paid by the paying parent will be reduced according to the amount of time they have custody of the child.