Child Support

Child support arises out of a parent’s legal obligation to contribute monetarily to his or her child’s education, welfare, and maintenance.

The right to child support in a divorce action cannot be waived by the parents and is a right belonging to each child.  Massachusetts has instituted Child Support Guidelines which assist in calculating how much child support a non-custodial parent (the parent that does not have physical custody of the child/the parent who does not live with the child) will have to pay according to both parents’ gross income.  A determination of child support often depends upon any child custody and visitation arrangement put in place.

Our attorneys and staff assist clients in establishing appropriate child support orders for their children, whether through the divorce process or for parents who are separated and unmarried.

In addition to traditional litigation, our licensed family law mediators can work with both parties to find an equitable and respectful resolution to their child support dispute.



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