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Voishan v. Palma

Court of Appeals of Maryland
609 A.2d 319 (1992)


John Voishan (plaintiff) filed a petition for divorce from his wife, Margaret Voishan (defendant). After a hearing, Margaret was awarded custody of the Voishans’ two daughters, and John was ordered to pay $250 per week in child support. Over four years later, John was given visitation rights and ordered to pay increased child support in the amount of $1,400 per month. Subsequently, John filed a motion to find Margaret in contempt for violating the visitation order. At the same time, Margaret filed a motion to modify the amount of child support. The trial court held that Margaret was not in contempt of the visitation order and that the child support for their minor daughter should be increased from $700 to $1,550 per month. John appealed to the court of special appeals. However, before the court of special appeals considered the appeal, the Maryland Court of Appeals granted certiorari to review the applicability of the state’s child-support guidelines.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Chasanow, J.)

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