Pittsfield Child Support Attorneys
Results-Oriented Child Support Lawyers in Pittsfield, MA
Many divorcing couples don’t realize is just how difficult it can be to craft fair child support orders. For those who need child support, obtaining a fair amount means being able to give their child the quality of life they deserve. For others expected to pay child support, a fair agreement means being able to find an affordable way to support their child or children without sacrificing their own financial freedom.
Whether you're trying to make a child support agreement out of court or you're litigating your case before a judge, you'll need an experienced child support attorney in Pittsfield to help you craft a fair, financially reasonable, and legally enforceable child support agreement. Over the years, Miller Law Group, P.C. has helped families through some of the most difficult decisions of their lives. We are proud have made a difference in the lives of our clients, and we are ready to do the same for you today.
Call us today for a free consultation at (508) 502-7002. Our Pittsfield child support lawyers are ready to help you take the first steps toward a family law solution right now.
How Child Support Is Determined in Pittsfield Courts
Local family law courts in Pittsfield have one goal: to ensure the well-being of your child or children. There are no set percentages for child support, so how your local judge rules on the matter will depend on multiple factors. Because judges can only make a decision based on the evidence before them, it's vital to have an experienced child support attorney prepare your case; a fully-prepared child support case can help you get good results in litigation or in negotiation.
- 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
If two parents share custody, a child support agreement will take this into consideration. Courts typically use the income of both parents to determine how much support each one would owe the other, then calculate the difference. The resulting amount will be assigned to the lower-earning spouse. Theoretically, this makes finances fair for both parents and provides a consistent quality of life for children between households.
Child Support Modifications in Pittsfield, MA
Financial circumstances for both parents might change with time, so child support orders might be eligible for modification at a later date. Situations that necessitate child support modifications include new jobs, loss of income, medical emergencies, or other significant financial shifts.
- The amount would be different if it was recalculated using current standards
- Health insurance costs have changed, or was previously not available and is now
- Any other substantial change in your circumstances
No matter what you need for your child support issues, Miller Law Group, P.C. is ready to help. We know that there are two sides to every story. We approach each case from every angle to ensure that we are fighting for the best possible results for our clients. Our results-oriented approach means we seek solutions that meet each client's specific needs and goals. Call us today to find out how our work makes a difference for Massachusetts families.
Our Pittsfield child support attorneys are ready to provide a free consultation when you call (508) 502-7002.