October 20, 2017

Child Support

Massachusetts Lawyers: Child Support

In all cases involving care of a child, child support will be reviewed and ordered by the court. However, the proper amount of child support can be affected by several factors, and disagreements frequently occur during and after divorce. Child support disputes also occur between unmarried parents in a paternity proceeding.

If you are involved in a child support dispute, it is financially beneficial to consult an experienced family law attorney. Our attorney can review the facts of your case and estimate the proper amount of child support. It is important not to wait, as retroactive support or modification of an existing order is rarely ordered prior to filing of the complaint.

If you live in the central Massachusetts area and need to speak with a lawyer about a child support issue, we encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Sheila C. Harrington.

Child Support Modifications

With the many changes that can and do occur in today’s family, an existing child support order may need to be modified for a variety of reasons. These include:

  • Significant change in income of either parent
  • Job Loss
  • Change in health insurance
  • Substantial change in child care costs
  • College expenses
  • Unanticipated and extraordinary child-related expenses
  • Emancipation of a child

If you feel you are paying too much child support, or not receiving enough, your first step is to contact a lawyer who can perform a child support calculation based on the applicable Massachusetts laws. Call today to set up an appointment so that your rights are protected.

For a moderate fee you can come in and meet with our experienced attorney to discuss your situation and assess your legal options.

Contact Us

To speak with an attorney about a child support matter, call (978)448-9601, or contact us by e-mail.