Whether child support is an issue that is raised during the divorce process or between parents who have never been married, it is an issue that must be addressed in order to provide for the children. When individuals face child support disputes and issues, clients often turn to me, attorney Victor Denaro.
I have 30 years of experience handling a wide range of family law issues, including child support issues. I have a thorough understanding of the child support guidelines and can help you understand how they may be applied in your case. My office, Victor A. Denaro & Associates, represents clients involved in child support matters in Framingham, Marlborough and the surrounding Massachusetts areas.
For more information about how I may be able to help you deal with child support issues, whether you are seeking support or attempting to stop support from being ordered, contact my office online or call me at (508) 620-5320.
The Massachusetts child support guidelines set out a formula into which numbers are entered and the amount of child support is calculated. These numbers will include the income of both parents, the number of children and any other child care expenses, such as day care or medical insurance.Modification of Child Support
When a parent experiences a change in circumstances that may affect his or her ability to pay child support, a modification can be sought. Modification is a process through which the child support order can be changed to legally allow the amount of child support to be altered. If a parent gains a job, the child support may be increased. If a job is lost, child support may be decreased. It is essential that a modification is pursued through the courts in order for the new arrangement to be enforceable.Enforcement of Child Support
A child support order is legally enforceable once it is made through the courts. This means that if a parent is not paying the support payments that have been ordered, the other parent can take action to force the payments through the court. A range of consequences may be applied if payments are not being made, such as wage assessment or civil or criminal contempt.Solutions You Can Trust From a Framingham Child Support Lawyer
Child support is essential in maintaining the well-being of a child and ensuring that he or she can be properly cared for. Let me, a knowledgeable family law attorney, help you understand your rights and obligations in any child support issues. Contact me today. The consultation is free. Call (508) 620-5320.