Child Support

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Child Support Lawyer Worcester, MA

What Are the Child Support Laws in Massachusetts?

Child support laws in Massachusetts advocate for the best interests of the child. Even though both parents have a duty to support their child post-divorce, typically one parent will be responsible for providing child support. The parent with primary physical custody is already taking care of the child financially on a day-to-day basis, so the child support payments from the non-custodial parent help to support the custodial parent with that care.

Nothing is closer to a parent’s heart than the comfort and safety of their children. If you are undertaking divorce proceedings, you want to be assured that your children will have the financial support they need once everything is settled. Additionally, if you and the other parent of your child never married, it's important to share financial responsibility for the wellbeing of your child.

Calculating Child Support

Even when parents share physical custody, it’s typical for one parent to have more parenting time than the other. The parent who has primary custody may receive child support payments from the other parent. Massachusetts has child support guidelines that are applied to families, but the courts do recognize that deviations may be appropriate in certain situations.

Common financial responsibilities parents often discuss during support cases are:

  • Childcare
  • Health care coverage
  • Other expenses, including camps, private education, or extracurriculars
  • Post-secondary education costs

Child Support Mediation, Litigation & Modifications

Settling child support is not always a smooth process, parents may disagree or financial circumstances may change - a Worcester child support lawyer can provide any of the following services for child support arrangements:

  • Mediate negotiations for solutions both parties can agree on
  • Request modification of existing child support orders
  • Represent you during a hearing or at trial if the matter goes to litigation
  • Enact the steps necessary to enforce child support payments, if the other spouse is refusing to pay

In any of these situations, Ayvazian Law can demonstrate the financial ability of both parents and advocate for you and your children. Whether you simply need help navigating legal proceedings or you end up going to battle for your children, Ayvazian Law can help. Our caring attorney can negotiate during child support mediation and is also comfortable representing you at trial. When the financial security of your children is at stake, know that our Worcester child support lawyer is ready to stand up for you.

Reach out today at (508) 315-6244 or fill out our online contact form to get in touch with a Worcester child support lawyer.

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