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Rule 9-206. Child Support Guidelines

Rule 9-206. Child support guidelines

   (a) Definitions. The following definitions apply in this Rule:

(1) Shared physical custody. "Shared physical custody" has the meaning stated in Code, Family Law Article, § 12-201 (i).

(2) Worksheet. "Worksheet" means a document to compute child support under the guidelines set forth in Code, Family Law Article, Title 12, Subtitle 2.

(b) Filing of worksheet. In an action involving the establishment or modification of child support, each party shall file a worksheet in the form set forth in section (c) or (d) of this Rule. Unless the court directs otherwise, the worksheet shall be filed not later than the date of the hearing on the issue of child support.

Cross references. -- See Code, Family Law Article, § 12-203 (a) and

(c) Primary physical custody. Except in cases of shared physical custody, the worksheet shall be in substantially the following form:

 

 

 

 

                                                                   In the

 

                                       Circuit Court for                      

 

                 v.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                       No.

                                                                              

 

 

 

 

   

                   WORKSHEET A -- CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION:                    

   PRIMARY PHYSICAL CUSTODY

 

                                                                      

 

   Name of Child   Date of Birth  Name of Child   Date of Birth

 

 

 

 

                                                                      

 

   Name of Child   Date of Birth  Name of Child   Date of Birth

 

 

 

 

                                                                      

 

   Name of Child   Date of Birth  Name of Child   Date of Birth

 

 

 

 

                                               Parent 1                 

                                    Parent 2                           

                                  Combined

 

   1. MONTHLY ACTUAL INCOME (Before

                                                                   //////////

 

   taxes)

 

   (Code, Family Law Article, § 12-201 (b))                                 

            $                                                     $

                                                                   //////////

 

                                                                              

 

   a. Minus preexisting child support

                                                                   //////////

 

   payment actually paid                                             -   

                                                  -

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   b. Minus alimony actually paid                                         

    -                                                     -

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   c. Plus/minus alimony awarded in

                                                                   //////////

 

   this case                                             +/-           

                                          +/-

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   2. MONTHLY ADJUSTED ACTUAL INCOME                                       

        $                                                     $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   3. PERCENTAGE SHARE OF INCOME

                                                                   //////////

 

   Divide each parent's income

                                                                   //////////

 

   on line 2 by the combined income

                                                                   //////////

 

   on line 2.                                                   %       

                                                      %

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   4. BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION                                       

      ////////                                                     ////////

 

   (Apply line 2 Combined Income to Child                                 

            ////////                                                   

  ////////

 

   Support Schedule.)                                             //////// 

                                                    ////////

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   a. Work-Related Child Care

 

   Expenses

 

   (Code, Family Law Article § 12-204 (g))                                 

              $                                                     $

                                                                   +

                                                                              

 

   b. Health Insurance Expenses

 

   (Code, Family Law Article

 

   § 12-204 (h) (1))

 

                                               $                       

                              $

                                                                   +

                                                                              

 

   c. Extraordinary Medical Expenses

 

   (Code, Family Law Article,

 

   § 12-204 (h) (2)                                             $         

                                            $

                                                                   +

                                                                              

 

   d.  Cash Medical Support

 

   (Code, Family Law Article,

 

   § 12-102 (c) -- applies only to

 

   a child support order under

 

   Title IV, Part D of the Social

 

   Security Act)                                             $           

                                          $

                                                                   +

                                                                              

 

   e. Additional Expenses

 

   (Code, Family Law Article,

 

   § 12-204 (i))                                             $           

                                          $

                                                                   +

                                                                              

 

   5. TOTAL CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION                                       

      ////////                                                     //////////

 

   (Add lines 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, and 4e).                                 

            ////////                                                   

  /////////

                                                                   $

 

                                                                              

 

   6. EACH PARENT'S CHILD SUPPORT

                                                                   //////////

 

   OBLIGATION (Multiply line

                                                                   //////////

 

   5 by line 3 for each parent.)                                         

    $                                                     $

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   7. TOTAL DIRECT PAY BY EACH PARENT

                                                                   //////////

 

   (Add the expenses shows on lines

                                                                   //////////

 

   4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, and 4e paid by

                                                                   //////////

 

   each parent.)                                             $           

                                          $

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   8. RECOMMENDED CHILD SUPPORT AMOUNT

                                                                   //////////

 

   (Subtract line 7 from line 6 for each parent)                           

                          $                                           

              $

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   9. RECOMMENDED CHILD SUPPORT ORDER

                                                                   //////////

 

   (Bring down amount from line 8 for

                                                                   //////////

 

   the non-custodial parent only.

                                                                   //////////

 

   If this is a negative

                                                                   //////////

 

   number, see Comment (2), below.)                                       

      $                                                     $

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   Comments or special adjustments, such as (1) any adjustment for certain 

third party benefits paid to or for the child of an obligor who is disabled, 

retired, or receiving benefits as a result of a compensable claim (see Code, 

Family Law Article, § 12-204 (j) or (2) that there is a negative dollar amount 

on line 9, which indicates a recommended child support order directing the 

custodial parent to reimburse the non-custodial parent this amount for "direct 

pay" expenses):

 

 

 

 

                                                                              

 

   PREPARED BY:                                                         DATE:

                                                                              

 

 

 

(d) Shared physical custody. In cases of shared physical custody, the worksheet shall be in substantially the following form:

 

 

 

 

                                                       In the

 

                                       Circuit Court for                      

 

                 v.

 

 

 

 

                                                                           No.

                                                                              

 

 

 

 

   

                   WORKSHEET B -- CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION:                    

   SHARED PHYSICAL CUSTODY

 

                                     

 

   Name of Child                   Date of Birth                         

            Name of Child                                               

      Date of Birth

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

   Name of Child                   Date of Birth                         

            Name of Child                                               

      Date of Birth

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

   Name of Child                   Date of Birth                         

            Name of Child                                               

      Date of Birth

 

 

 

 

                                               Parent 1                 

                                    Parent 2                           

                                  Combined

 

   1. MONTHLY ACTUAL INCOME (Before

                                                                   //////////

 

   taxes)                                             $                 

                                    $

                                                                   //////////

 

   (Code, Family Law Article, § 12-201 (b))

                                                                              

 

   a. Minus preexisting child support

                                                                   //////////

 

   payment actually paid                                             -   

                                                  -

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   b. Minus alimony actually paid                                         

    -                                                     -

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   c. Plus/minus alimony awarded in

                                                                   //////////

 

   this case                                             +/-           

                                          +/-

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   2. MONTHLY ADJUSTED ACTUAL INCOME                                       

        $                                                     $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   3. PERCENTAGE SHARE OF INCOME

                                                                   //////////

 

   Divide each parent's income

                                                                   //////////

 

   on line 2 by the combined

                                                                   //////////

 

   income on line 2.)                                                   % 

                                                            %

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   4. BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION                                       

      ////////                                                     ////////

 

   (Apply line 2 Combined Income                                         

    ////////                                                     ////////

 

   to Child Support Schedule.)                                           

  ////////                                                     ////////

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   5. ADJUSTED BASIC CHILD SUPPORT                                         

    ////////                                                     ////////

 

   OBLIGATION (Multiply Line 4 by 1.5)                                     

        ////////                                                     ////////

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   6. OVERNIGHTS with each parent (must

 

   total 365)

                                                                       365

                                                                              

 

   7. PERCENTAGE WITH EACH PARENT

                                                                   //////////

 

   (Line 6 divided by 365)                                             A 

                                                  %                   

                                  B                                   

                          %

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   STOP HERE IF Line 7 is less than 35%                                   

          ////////                                                     ////////

                                                                   //////////

 

   for either parent. Shared physical                                     

        ////////                                                     ////////

                                                                   //////////

 

   custody does not apply. (Use                                           

  ////////                                                     ////////

                                                                   //////////

 

   Worksheet A, instead.)                                             

////////                                                     ////////

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   8. EACH PARENT'S THEORETICAL CHILD

                                                                   //////////

 

   SUPPORT OBLIGATION (Multiply line

                                                                   //////////

 

   5 by line 3 for each

                                                                   //////////

 

   parent.)                                             A$             

                                        B$

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   9. BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION

                                                                   //////////

 

   FOR TIME WITH OTHER PARENT

                                                                   //////////

 

   (Multiply line 8A by line 7B

                                                                   //////////

 

   and put answer on line 9A.)

                                                                   //////////

 

   (Multiply line 8B by line 7A

                                                                   //////////

 

   and put answer on line 9B.)                                           

  A$                                                     B$

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   10. NET BASIC CHILD SUPPORT

                                                                   //////////

 

   OBLIGATION (Subtract lesser

                                                                   //////////

 

   amount from greater amount in

                                                                   //////////

 

   line 9 and place answer here

                                                                   //////////

 

   under column with greater amount

                                                                   //////////

 

   in Line 9.)                                             $             

                                        $

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   11. EXPENSES:                                             ////////       

                                              ////////

 

   a. Work-Related Child Care                                             

////////                                                     ////////

 

   Expenses                                             ////////         

                                            ////////

 

   (Code, Family Law Article,                                             

////////                                                     ////////

 

   § 12-204 (g))                                             ////////       

                                              ////////

                                                                   +

                                                                              

 

   b. Health Insurance Expenses                                           

  ////////                                                     ////////

 

   (Code, Family Law Article                                             

////////                                                     ////////

 

   (Code, Family Law Article                                             

////////                                                     ////////

 

   § 12-204 (h) (1))                                             ////////   

                                                  ////////

                                                                   +

                                                                              

 

   c. Extraordinary Medical                                             

////////                                                     ////////

 

   Expenses                                             ////////         

                                            ////////

 

   (Code, Family Law Article,                                             

////////                                                     ////////

 

   § 12-204 (h) (2))                                             ////////   

                                                  ////////

                                                                   +

                                                                              

 

   d.  Cash Medical Support                                             

////////                                                     ////////

 

   (Code, Family Law Article,                                             

////////                                                     ////////

 

   § 12-102 (c) -- applies only to                                         

    ////////                                                     ////////

 

   a child support order under                                           

  ////////                                                     ////////

 

   Title IV, Part D of the Social                                         

    ////////                                                     ////////

 

   Security Act)                                              ////////     

                                                ////////

                                                                   +

                                                                              

 

   e. Additional Expenses                                             

////////                                                     ////////

 

   (Code, Family Law Article,                                             

////////                                                     ////////

 

   § 12-204 (i))                                             ////////       

                                              ////////

                                                                   +

                                                                              

 

   12. NET ADJUSTMENT FROM WORKSHEET

                                                                   //////////

 

   C. Enter amount from line l,

                                                                   //////////

 

   WORKSHEET C, if applicable. If

                                                                   //////////

 

   not, continue to Line 13.                                             $

                                                    $

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   13. NET BASIC CHILD SUPPORT

                                                                   //////////

 

   OBLIGATION (From Line 10,

                                                                   //////////

 

   WORKSHEET B)                                             $           

                                          $

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   14. RECOMMENDED CHILD SUPPORT ORDER

                                                                   //////////

 

   (If the same parent owes money

                                                                   //////////

 

   under Lines 12 and 13, add

                                                                   //////////

 

   these two figures to obtain

                                                                   //////////

 

   the amount owed by that parent. If

                                                                   //////////

 

   one parent owes money under

                                                                   //////////

 

   Line 12 and the other owes

                                                                   //////////

 

   money under Line 13, subtract

                                                                   //////////

 

   the lesser amount from the

                                                                   //////////

 

   greater amount to obtain the

                                                                   //////////

 

   difference. The parent owing

                                                                   //////////

 

   the greater of the two amounts

                                                                   //////////

 

   on Lines 12 and 13 will owe

                                                                   //////////

 

   that difference as the child

                                                                   //////////

 

   support obligation. NOTE: The

                                                                   //////////

 

   amount owed in a shared custody

                                                                   //////////

 

   arrangement may not exceed the

                                                                   //////////

 

   amount that would be owed if

                                                                   //////////

 

   the obligor parent were a

                                                                   //////////

 

   noncustodial parent. See

                                                                   //////////

 

   WORKSHEET A).                                             $           

                                          $

                                                                   //////////

                                                                              

 

   PREPARED BY:                                                         DATE:

                                                                              

 

 

 

 

   Comments, or special adjustments, such as any adjustment for certain third 

party benefits paid to or for the child of an obligor who is disabled, 

retired, or receiving benefits as a result of a compensable claim (see Code, 

Family Law Article, § 12-204 (j)):

 

 

 

 

   

listed in lines 11 a, 11 b, 11 c, 11 d, or 11 e is directly paid out or 

received by the parents in a different proportion than the percentage share of 

income entered on line 3 of Worksheet B. Example: If one parent pays all of 

the day care, or parents split education/medical costs 50/50 and line 3 is 

other than 50/50.  If there is more than one 11 e expense, the calculations 

on lines i and j below must be made for each expense.

 

 

 

 

   

 

                                                                              

 

                                                       Parent 1

                                                                   Parent 2

 

   a. Total amount of direct payments made for

 

   Line 11a expenses multiplied by each parent's

 

   percentage of income (Line 3, WORKSHEET B)

 

   (Proportionate share)                                                     $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   b. The excess amount of direct payments made

 

   by the parent who pays more than the

 

   amount calculated in Line a, above. (The

 

   difference between amount paid and

 

   proportionate share)                                                     $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   c. Total amount of direct payments made for

 

   Line 11b expenses multiplied by each parent's

 

   percentage of income (Line 3, WORKSHEET B)                               

                      $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   d. The excess amount of direct payments made

 

   by the parent who pays more than the

 

   amount calculated in Line c, above.                                     

                $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   e. Total amount of direct payments made for

 

   Line 11 c expenses multiplied by each parent's

 

   percentage of income (Line 3, WORKSHEET B)                               

                      $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   f. The excess amount of direct payments made

 

   by the parent who pays more than the

 

   amount calculated in Line e, above.                                     

                $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   g. Total amount of direct payments made

 

   for Line 11 d expenses multiplied by

 

   each parent's percentage of income

 

   (Line 3, WORKSHEET B)                                                     $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   h. The excess amount of direct payments

 

   made by the parent who pays more than the

 

   amount calculated in Line g, above.                                     

                $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   i. Total amount of direct payments made

 

   for Line 11 e expenses multiplied by

 

   each parent's percentage of income

 

   (Line 3, WORKSHEET B).                                                     $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   j. The excess amount of direct payments

 

   made by the parent who pays more than the

 

   amount calculated in Line i, above.                                     

                $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   k. For each parent, add lines b, d, f, h, and j                          

                          $

                                                                   $

                                                                              

 

   l. Subtract lesser amount from greater

 

   amount in Line k, above.  Place the answer

 

   on this line under the lesser amount in

 

   Line k.  Also enter this answer on Line 12

 

   of WORKSHEET B, in the same parent's

 

   column.                                                     $

                                                                   $

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