Support for Maryland & Custody X Change: More Accurate Calculations
Get the most accurate child support amounts when you combine Custody X Change with Support for Maryland.
When Support for Maryland asks you for timeshare percentages, don't rely on guesswork or estimates. Instead, use Custody X Change to calculate total parenting time numbers from any custody schedule.
Enter those numbers into the appropriate field in the Support for Maryland program for an accurate and fair child support amount based on Maryland's guidelines.
Custody X Change calculates parenting time percentages. Use it together with Support for Maryland to have more accurate child support calculations.
Support for Maryland was designed to help family law professionals across the state with figuring divorce settlements, including child support calculations.
Support for Maryland ensures you always get the most accurate child support amounts based on the data you enter because it incorporates the latest version of the Maryland child support guidelines.
Instead of filling out support worksheets on your own, simply enter the appropriate data into the fields, then wait for the calculations.
Updates to the software are made as needed, whenever tax laws or state child support guidelines change. Support for Maryland has the capability of calculating totals based on the most current state child support guidelines for sole, shared and split custody.
Using Support for Maryland can save you time and spare you the effort of doing your own calculations by hand or on calculators that are not current.
Some of the time-saving features of Support for Maryland include:
- Clear information fields that make data entry easier
- Up-to-date formulas based on current Maryland guidelines
- Printable reports
Support for Maryland allows you to create and print out reports and worksheets that are ready for submission to Maryland courts, sparing you the effort of creating them on your own.
Support for Maryland was created by MarginSoft, a company that creates child support software for different states, such as Michigan, Washington and Florida.
The software was designed to increase your efficiency in figuring accurate child support amounts, as well as other family law calculations. Support for Maryland is updated often to incorporate changing child support guidelines and tax codes.
The Support for Maryland software offers the following features:
- Child Support Calculator
- Maintenance Recommendations
- Support Transfer Suggestions
- Federal Tax Estimator
- Defined Benefit Plan Calculator
- Early Withdrawal Calculator
- Report Generator
With these features, the software can calculate child support based on current Maryland child support guidelines, suggest scenarios for maintenance and point out instances of unallocated awards.
It can also estimate federal taxes for each party, examine benefit plans and include early IRA withdrawal scenarios. Support for Maryland will take the results and compile reports that you can print out.
If you want to test out Support for Maryland, contact the Bruce A. Kaufman Center for Family Law of the Women's Law Center of Maryland. Many attorneys, judges and law clerks throughout the state find that the software does increase their efficiency.
Support for Maryland provides fast and accurate calculations for all kinds of cases, from simple to complex.
Support for Maryland requires parenting time percentages for the non-custodial parent in order to figure out child support, based on the guidelines set by the state of Iowa.
Parenting time percentages are derived from the amount of time each parent spends with their children. To figure out a correct parenting time percentage, you must calculate the amount of time the non-residential parent spends with the children. When clients set up a visitation schedule, it becomes tedious and often difficult to calculate a precise parenting time total.
This information is combined with data concerning each parent's income and the parenting time credit applies to only joint physical custody cases where the non-custodial parent hosts the children for more than 35 percent of the time. Sole custody cases do not qualify for any kind of child credit based on overnights. Support for Maryland asks you to enter a percentage in order to calculate child support.
Custody X Change software includes a parenting time calculator that shows exactly how much time each parent has with the children.
When you set up a parenting time schedule, the software automatically counts up all the hours for the non-residential parent. This accurate parenting time total gives you the precise data you need.
Use Custody X Change to get accurate parenting time totals, because:
- Parenting time totals are difficult to figure out by hand, because attorneys must add all the quarter, half and full days within a year for the non-residential parent.
- Figuring parenting time totals adjust every time an attorney changes the schedule
- Calculating and re-calculating any change to the schedule is so complex, some attorneys are forced to estimate or guess.
- Entering parenting time totals calculated from a guess or estimate into the Maryland child support formula means that the amounts will likely be wrong.
Figuring out child support amounts requires exact numbers, from each parent's income to the amount of credits allowed. Another important number is the parenting time total, or how long each parent is scheduled to be with the children. Correct numbers mean the child support amount is fair and accurate, and Custody X Change delivers accurate totals every time.