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If you’re going through a divorce, the state of Massachusetts requires parents to continue providing for their children by paying child support. Child support is the money one parent gives to the custodial parent to ensure the child's needs are met. If you need child support to raise your child, or you expect to make child support payments, you should hire an experienced child support lawyer as soon as possible. The Mansfield child support attorneys at Miller Law Group, P.C. have helped countless clients throughout Massachusetts obtain their desired outcome for their child support dispute. We have the resources, experience, and counsel to help you get a result that aligns with your needs and goals.
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How Do Mansfield Courts Create Child Support Plans?
When you go to court to settle on a child support agreement, the local judge will analyze your and your spouse’s situation before making a decision. First, they will see which parent has physical custody of the child and anticipate the financial support they will need to raise the child. However, they will also investigate other contributing factors to make a decision. Because the judge makes a decision based on the evidence you gather, it's vital to have an attorney who knows how to build a strong and thorough case on your behalf.
The factors that judges consider when deciding on a child support plan include:
- Parenting time (custody & visitation)
- Each parent’s income
- The 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
Even if two parents have equal custody of their child, the court will calculate how much child support each parent would pay to the other, then assign the difference to the lower-earning spouse.
Child Support Modifications in Manfield, MA
For parents who already have a child support plan and have experienced changing circumstances, the court may grant a child support modification if you present a convincing case. If you lost income, your former partner got a raise, or experienced other types of financial shifts, you can work with an attorney to request modification of your child support payments.
Child support modifications might be granted by the court if:
- The amount would be different if it were recalculated using current standards
- Health insurance costs have changed or were previously not available, and it is now
- Any other substantial change in circumstances that may affect either party’s financial situation
Creating Strong Child Support Plans in Mansfield, Massachusetts
If you need legal assistance with child support, contact the Mansfield child support attorneys at Miller Law Group, P.C. for strong representation. Every week our team meets to provide counsel and develop strategies for every one of our clients, giving our clients the insight, experience, and counsel of our entire law firm. Our firm also collaborates with multiple experts to prepare every aspect of your case to maximize your chance of getting a successful outcome. As a result, we have helped hundreds of clients throughout Massachusetts achieve their desired child support results.
Don’t wait—contact our Mansfield child support attorneys today at (508) 502-7002 for a free consultation!
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