Tag: child support

House approves suspension of child support payments for inmates

The House of Delegates narrowly passed a bill on Wednesday that would exclude individuals from making child support payments while serving a prison sentence.

Under the legislation, child support payments would be suspended for anyone incarcerated for more than 18 consecutive months and continuing 60 days after their release to avoid the accrual of an unmanageable lump sum.

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State pulls back on child support privatization

The state is pulling back on its exploration of privatized child support enforcement with the elimination of a Queen Anne’s County pilot program, and some believe Baltimore City should follow suit.

After the General Assembly allowed the Child Support Enforcement Privatization Pilot Program to expire in 2009, the Department of Human Resources decided it would be beneficial for Queen Anne’s County to return to a public program, while in Baltimore City it would be more cost-effective for child support enforcement to remain privatized.

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O’Malley signs off on child support revision

Most child support payments in the state will be eligible to go up in October, under a law approved Tuesday by Gov. Martin O’Malley.

Payments have been increased in what advocates called an attempt to reflect modern costs of living. The payment awards have not been changed since 1988.

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