As of October 1, 2018, true "no-fault" divorce becomes available to everyone in Maryland.
As you go through the divorce process, it may become apparent that the court will require you to pay child support in the future. Once you know how much to pay and when your payment is due, you can do whatever it takes to stay on track.
Are you a father who is required to pay child support? Have you been able to stay current with payments in the past? Do you have reason to believe that this may not be the case in the future?
Now that you and your child's father have split up, you have to think about how you are going to support yourself and the baby. One thing that you can do is to seek child support from him. This could help you to get the monetary support you need. It might also provide your child with medical care if your ex is required to carry your child on his insurance. There are a few points that you should know if you are going to seek child support.
Maybe you've had a life circumstance change that you didn't anticipate -- the loss of a job, or unexpected expenses that have taken a huge bite out of your income. Maybe you agreed to a child support order that was too aggressive to begin with and now you are seeing that it is simply not possible for you to meet all of that obligation on your current income.