2010 Maryland Code
Section 13-107 - Order to pay support.

§ 13-107. Order to pay support.

(a)  Authority of court.- With the written consent of the accused individual before charging or trial, or on conviction of the individual under this subtitle, the court shall order the individual: 

(1) to pay support: 

(i) to the individual's destitute parent or destitute adult child; or 

(ii) if the destitute parent or destitute adult child is a public charge to the agency that is authorized by law to receive these payments; and 

(2) to give a bond with securities to this State, conditioned on compliance with the court's order and any modification of the order. 

(b)  Determination of amount.- In determining the amount of support, the court shall consider the financial circumstances of the individual. 

(c)  Duration.- The individual shall pay the support until the destitute parent or destitute adult child has other means of adequate support or dies. 

(d)  Modification.- The court may modify the order. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, §§ 101, 108; 1984, ch. 296, § 2.] 

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