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Child support is an agreement to make ongoing and periodic payments to provide for your child after a divorce. Regardless of a noncustodial parent’s involvement in a child’s daily life, the state of Massachusetts requires parents to provide for their children and make sure their needs are met. Whether you need child support or you anticipate paying child support, you should have an experienced child support attorney in Plymouth protecting your best interests.
At Miller Law Group, P.C., our child support attorneys are dedicated to helping clients achieve the best possible results for their needs. We have helped countless parents and individuals resolve a wide variety of family legal issues, both in litigation and in negotiation. Our team works together to develop strong strategies for every one of our clients, and we collaborate with experts like custody evaluators and forensic accountants to thoroughly prepare each case for trial or mediation.
If you need legal assistance, contact our Plymouth child support attorneys today for a free consultation at (508) 502-7002!
How Do Plymouth Courts Create Child Support Plans?
The court understands that every family is different. For that reason, the judge will analyze a variety of factors to calculate a child support plan best suited to your family's situation. If you and your spouse are getting a divorce, the court will first determine child custody, then they will decide how much the custodial parent should receive for child support.
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
Because the judge can only make decisions based on the evidence before them, it's vital to have a child support lawyer who knows how to uncover information, gather evidence, and thoroughly prepare your case. The more evidence you can gather that supports your case, the more likely it is that you'll get an ideal outcome. At Miller Law Group, P.C., our attorneys are adept at uncovering the truth of your marriage's finances, consulting with financial forensic experts to ensure everything is "on the table," so to speak. The result is a much stronger chance at getting what you need, whether or not you go to court.
Massachusetts Child Support Modifications
If parents experience a major financial change, they can request a child support modification. For example, if you lost your job and you're struggling financially, you can request a child support modification so that it adjusts based on your new situation. However, it's vital to continue making payments as agreed before your modification is approved.
Child support modifications might be made by a Massachusetts court if:
- The payment amount would be different if it were recalculated using current standards
- Health insurance costs have changed or are now available
- Any other significant change affect either party’s financial situation
Call Plymouth Child Support Attorneys at (508) 502-7002!
To achieve your desired child support plan, it is vital to have an experienced attorney on your side. At Miller Law Group, P.C., we focus on guiding clients through the legal process from beginning to end. Our firm is highly familiar with all the courts and judges in Massachusetts, including Plymouth. Our team also meets every week to discuss our client’s cases and develop strong strategies to obtain their desired results. If you need a Plymouth child support lawyer, you can rest assured that our team is equipped to help you.
Contact Miller Law Group, P.C. today at (508) 502-7002 for a free consultation!
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