Child support is necessary to ensure that your children's needs are being met regardless of which parent they live with. Whether it is part of a divorce or a separate matter, it is important that child support levels are set appropriately so that children have the financial support they need and to prevent an unfair burden on one parent.
In Massachusetts, the state relies on a formula, which is contained in the state guidelines, to determine what levels of child support are appropriate for any given situation. Various factors are entered into the formula, including:
- Both parents' gross income
- Other support orders
- Health care expenses
- Day care expenses
Determination of income is one area where accuracy can be crucial. Overtime, second jobs, owning your own business, bonuses, etc. can all lead to incorrect income assessments and child support obligations that are unfair to a parent or the child.
Recent developments in the laws that govern the determination of child support look at the amount of time each parent spends with the child and adjusts child support accordingly. Choose legal representation that is familiar with the latest developments and that has the skills and experience to truly help you.
More Than 75 Years Of Combined Experience
At Lian Zarrow, we are dedicated to helping people protect themselves during the process of determining child support obligations. Our extensive experience allows us to offer our clients the highest levels of representation and service. We understand the nuances of the child support guidelines and how to ensure that our clients receive the fair assessment they deserve. Let us help you pursue the child support levels you and your children need.
Contact The Worcester Child Support Attorneys Of Lian Zarrow
Child support determination needs to be done correctly. Make sure your representation has the necessary skills and experience to help you. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Massachusetts child support lawyers, call 508-799-4461 or contact us online.