Child Support

Carroll County and Eldersburg Child Support and Custody Lawyer

Having over 24 years of legal experience, clients trust their family law cases to me, attorney Leo J. Keenan III at the Law Office of Leo J. Keenan III, P.A. in Maryland. I am dedicated to helping clients understand the many different aspects of family law, including child support, child custody and modification of standing orders, so they see how these issues impact their lives.

For a comprehensive child support, child custody or modification case assessment, call me at 410-549-3022 or send me an e-mail . I offer a free initial consultation for clients to learn more about my practice and how I may be able to help them.

Child Support

In Maryland, child support is calculated by entering certain numbers, such as income and expenses, into a formula, which is then used to calculate the appropriate amount of support. To ensure that the correct result is obtained, the figures that are entered must be as accurate as possible. Daycare expenses, medical expenses and other extracurricular expenses often are considered by the courts and can be factored into the amount of child support ordered.

Child Custody

Custody is a highly contested issue that is often emotionally charged. I walk clients through the process of determining custody within the context of a divorce or a situation where the parents have never been married. There are many factors that affect the way in which child custody is awarded, but the most important factor is the best interests of the children. I strive to help my clients keep this factor in mind while pursuing the establishment of a custody or visitation agreement.

Modification

After a child support or custody order has been established by the court, it may take extra work to have that order changed or modified. I represent individuals that are seeking the modification of a standing order and also help other clients fight the changes that the other parent may be seeking.

Learn more about child support, child custody and other family law issues. Contact me at the Law Office of Leo J. Keenan III, P.A. for a free initial consultation to discuss your individual situation. Weekend and evening appointments are available, and my law office has access to Spanish translation.