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Child Support

Bowie, Maryland, Child Support Lawyer

Children have a right to be supported by their parents - whether the parents are unmarried, married, separated or divorced. Child support attempts to equalize the financial support a child would receive if the parents had not separated or divorced.

The Law Offices of Darlene Wright Powell, P.A. assists Prince George's County clients with understanding their rights or obligations under Maryland law. To discuss your questions about child support with a skilled family lawyer, contact Bowie, Maryland, attorney Darlene Wright Powell.

Maryland Child Support Calculations

In Maryland child support is calculated based on statutory guidelines. These guidelines take into consideration each parents' income, child care expenses, the cost of health insurance premiums and certain other factors. In some cases, the court may consider either an increase to or a reduction from the basic child support guidelines based on the factors in a particular case. Some of these factors may include expenses related to a child's special educational needs, other children supported, visitation and other needs.

Attorney Powell assists clients with all legal issues involving child support, including:

  • Paternity: Single mothers may need to establish paternity prior to establishing child support obligations. Attorney Powell is experienced in pursuing or contesting these paternity actions.


  • Establishing/contesting child support: The firm helps clients estimate child support payments and guides clients through the process of establishing or contesting child support.


  • Child support modifications: When there is a significant change in circumstances, such as a change in income (new job, lost job, etc.), it is often necessary to revisit and modify child support orders. Attorney Powell is experienced in handling child support modifications in Maryland.


Contact a Prince George's County Child Support Lawyer

Attorney Powell welcomes you to contact her Bowie, Maryland, law firm regarding any child support matter or other related family law matter in Maryland. 

Contact the Law Offices of Darlene Wright Powell, P.A. at 301-464-6260. We offer both in person initial consultations at our Bowie office as well as initial consultations via video during our regular business hours. For your convenience, these initial consultations can be scheduled through our online system.  Simply click on our Scheduling Button to select an available date and time. This scheduling system can be accessed 24 hours a day.

Also, as a convenience to you, evening and weekend initial consultations via video are available by appointment and can be scheduled by either contacting the office at 301-464-6260 or by sending us a request to schedule an evening or weekend consultation via video through our online contact form. If submitting a request for an evening or weekend consultation via video through the online contact form, please list three preferred dates and times and our staff will check availability. Please note that Sunday appointments are generally not available.


Call us today to schedule an initial consultation.

(301) 464-6260