Child Support

Legal Representation in All Child Support Matters in the North Shore Boston Area

Massachusetts parents are obligated to financially support their minor children, whether divorced or separated, or in cases where the parents have never been married. In most cases, the parent with whom the child does not reside pays fixed child support payments to the other parent to help pay for the child’s living expenses. Parents can reach an agreement concerning child support or the courts can decide for them, based on Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. These Guidelines take into consideration the parents’ incomes, the number of children involved, costs of child care and / or health insurance, and other expenses.

Legal matters concerning child support may occur through a pending divorce, through a paternity case, or in a post-divorce or post-paternity case where enforcement of delinquent payments is required, or in cases where a parent seeks or opposes a modification of child support payments based on a change in circumstances. Where either parent has lost a job or other financial resources, been seriously injured, or has become ill placing his or her financial scene in jeopardy, child support modifications may be in order. When you call Attorney Greenberg, you will find a skilled and reliable North Shore Boston divorce attorney who is fully qualified, knowledgeable, and prepared to help you with any child support issue you may be facing.