Cambridge Child Support Lawyers
Crafting Child Support Agreements in Cambridge, MA
During a divorce involving children, parents often have questions regarding child support. For some, child support is needed after losing a significant part of their income from the divorce. For others, they'll be required to pay child support each month. However, both parties need experienced legal advice. A good family lawyer will be prepared to approach a client’s child support case from multiple angles and find every fact to help their client. Over the years, Miller Law Group, P.C. has been proud to provide legal help to Massachusetts families to help them get the best possible outcome from their cases. If you have questions regarding child support, whether you need support or will likely need to make support payments, call us today.
Call our Cambridge child support lawyers today for a free initial consultation at (508) 502-7002.
How Does Massachusetts Handle Child Support?
Massachusetts child support is centered around one thing: the best interests of the children. Courts decide child support by examining a variety of factors and applying a specific formula based on those factors.
The most common factors include the following:
- Parenting time (custody & visitation)
- Each parent’s income
- Estimated cost of childcare
- Extraordinary medical expenses
- Extracurricular activities
- Relationship to alimony
- Additional revenue (commissions, bonuses, etc.)
- Health insurance coverage
- Number of children
- And more
When two parents share custody, one of them may still owe child support. Courts will consider the financial burden of raising the child for each parent and adjust the amount of child support owed according. Usually, the parent who made the most money during a marriage is required to pay support so that the other parent can provide a consistent standard of living.
Can MA Child Support be Modified?
Financial situations can change over time, so Massachusetts allows parents to request modification of child support orders in some instances. Sometimes, the person paying support may lose income and not be able to pay the support they previously could. In other cases, the person receiving support might start a new job and require less help from their former spouse. A Massachusetts court will look at all changes to both incomes to decide if modification is appropriate.
Child support modifications might be granted by the court if:
- The amount would be different if it was recalculated using current standards
- Health insurance costs have changed, or was previously not available but is now
- Any other substantial change in your circumstances
Call Cambridge Child Support Attorneys at (508) 502-7002
Whether you need child support, may owe support, or need a modification to a previous child support order, you need the help of Miller Law Group, P.C.. Our team of lawyers have dedicated their entire legal careers to family law matters and have the experience to help you through this difficult time. Each week, we meet as a team to go over cases and discuss possible strategies, allowing each client to benefit from the collective insight and wisdom of the entire firm. At Miller Law Group, P.C., we want to make a difference for your family. It only takes a phone call to learn your options and learn how we can help.
Call us at (508) 502-7002 for help. A member of our team is ready to talk to you right now.