Originally Posted by infantrycak
I don't doubt money/press/at least awkward pseudo blackmail had some factor. I believe Maryland like most states now has a presumptive soft cap on the child support consideration meaning it is pretty defined up to a point and then capped at that presumed salary amount and you are supposed to show special needs to get more.
From the sounds of it then, the kids are unlikely to be a good reason to stay
together in a proven long term abusive relationship.