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I'm receiving child support: Do I have to pay income taxes on it?

If you're a recently divorced custodial parent who is caring for your children more than 50 percent of the time, it is highly likely that the other parent is paying child support money each month. This money is no doubt an enormous benefit to you and your children; it might be the only way you're able to financially provide for your family.

How do I know what my total income is for child support?

When a Maryland court decides how much a parent will pay in child support each month, it will primarily review the parent's income. However, it may not be entirely obvious what constitutes as income and what does not. Here is a detailed list of potential income sources that Maryland courts will likely consider in your case:

Do you need to make a change to your divorce decree?

Let's say you got a divorce ten years ago when your child was two years old, and now you and your son's or daughter's situation has changed. Perhaps ten years ago, your son was healthy and the normal amount of child support was sufficient to pay for his or her needs, but now your son has contracted a debilitating illness that is costly to treat. A divorce modification could be away for you to seek an increase in child support payments from you ex to help make financial ends meet.

Do you think you can receive alimony? Here's what you should know

Alimony has been around for a very long time. If you qualify to receive this vital marital benefit, you should never feel ashamed. Even if your ex or others try their best to make you feel embarrassed about being the recipient of these payments, if a court of law approves you to receive alimony, know that you deserve it.

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