Child Support

KEESHA ELLIOTT v. TOLLIE ELLIOTT

Child support — Retroactivity — Final-judgment rule On September 26, 2018, Appellant Keesha Elliott filed a “Complaint for Absolute Divorce, Custody, Alimony and Other Relief” in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. In connection with the complaint, on May 21, ...

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NIKEETA WILLIAMS v. DEVIN BEVERLY

Child Support — Deviation from guidelines — Requisite findings Devin Beverly filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County against Nikeeta Williams, seeking increased visitation with their two-year-old son Brayden. Ms. Williams opposed his request and counter-claimed for ...

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DONTÉ GREENE V. MARCIA GRANT

Child support — Contempt holding — Need for a hearing A father defaulted on his court-ordered child support obligations. The child’s mother filed and served a petition for contempt. The father did not appear at the contempt hearing, and the ...

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ISHTIAQ MALIK v. ZAHIRA MALIK

Child support — Calculation — Voluntary impoverishment In 2006, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County entered a judgment of absolute divorce in favor of appellant, Ishtiaq Malik (“Husband”), and ordered him to pay appellee, Zahira Malik (“Wife”), indefinite alimony in ...

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HAIYUN Y. RATLIFF v. DANIEL S. DONNELLY

Child support — Affidavit of parentage — Best interest of child On July 31, 2017, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County ordered the removal of Daniel Donnelly’s (“Appellee”) name as father on the birth certificate of a minor child. ...

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ABIYE WILLIAMS v. JEANINE WILLIAMS

Child support — Modification — Material change in circumstances In 2018, the Circuit Court for Baltimore County granted appellant Abiye Williams (“Mr. Williams”) a divorce from appellee Jeanine Williams (“Ms. Williams”), but denied Mr. Williams’s requests to modify the custody ...

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PAMELA BARNES v. BENJAMIN BRADSHAW

Child support — Separation agreement — Deviation by mutual consent When the appellant, Pamela Barnes, and the appellee, Benjamin Bradshaw, ended their marriage in 2008, they entered into a separation agreement that was incorporated into, but did not merge with, ...

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KHAYANGA NAMASAKA v. MARK BETT

Child support — Modification — Change in financial circumstances Appellant, Khayanga Namasaka (“Mother”), appeals a judgment by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County that granted appellee Mark Bett’s (“Father”) motion to modify child support. Perceiving … Read the opinion.

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