Child Support

SHELTON ALEXANDER, ET AL. v. TAMARA ALEXANDER

Child support — Calculation — Speculative expenses Shelton Alexander (“Father”), appellant, appeals from an order entered by the Circuit Court for Frederick County granting Tamara Alexander (“Mother”), appellee, sole legal and primary physical custody of the parties’ 13-year old son, ...

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LAUREN BURLEIGH v. JAMES BURLEIGH

Child support — Calculation — New job This appeal arises out of a divorce proceeding between Lauren Burleigh (“Mother”) and James Burleigh (“Father”). After an eight-day bench trial, the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County awarded joint legal and physical ...

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JAMES MORTON v. FIORINA KYRITSI

Child support — Arrearage — Calculation On cross-motions to modify child support for their minor child, N., the Circuit Court for Montgomery County increased the monthly child support obligation of James Morton (“Father”) and awarded Fiorina Kyritsi (“Mother”) five months ...

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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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