Child Support

Boston Child Support Attorneys 

Child support in Massachusetts is calculated using state guidelines. These guidelines include factors such as the number of children, their ages, offsets for childcare and health insurance costs, and the incomes of both parents. At the Boston law firm of Taylor, Ganson & Perrin, LLP, our lawyers help divorcing parents with child support--often the most contentious part of a divorce. Child support orders are frequently difficult to modify unless one parent's circumstances change significantly.

The child support guidelines cease to apply beyond certain income levels. In these circumstances, an attorney proposal is required. In addition, consulting an attorney on child support matters helps identify issues that the client may have not considered or the court would be unaware of, such as any special needs. Child support and related orders can be very specific, and include requirements for paying for private school and college tuition, as well as extracurricular activities such as music instruction, summer camp, or other expenses. To learn how an attorney experienced with Massachusetts child support law can help you arrive at a child support agreement that works for you, contact our law firm.

Child support may be the most important component of a divorce.

In Massachusetts, child support can be payable until the child reaches age 21 or becomes emancipated. Being emancipated can involve the child getting married, obtaining a full time job, joining the armed forces, or moving out of the parental home. If the child is enrolled in a higher education program, child support, including paying for college, may continue until the child becomes 23. If a child has special needs requiring ongoing care, this may change the child support calculation.

Because of the length of the financial commitment and the importance of a child support award to the well-being of you and your children, it is important to contact an attorney experienced with child support in Massachusetts. At Taylor, Ganson & Perrin, LLP, our lawyers have been helping individuals and families in domestic relations matters since 1935. Our experience and knowledge has helped our clients obtain the most advantageous child support orders that reflect our client's circumstances and benefit their children.

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