Child Support

Child Support

It’s A Straightforward Issue…Most Of The Time

Child support typically is calculated by applying the Child Support Guidelines, which were last amended in 2021 in Massachusetts. More often than not, determining the amount of child support is simply a matter of applying the parties’ financial information to the guidelines. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you can be certain that the child support amount calculated in your case is correct.

Since 1990, I have offered trusted family law representation to parents in Metro West and the surrounding areas of Massachusetts. Let me help you see that your child gets the appropriate amount of financial support.

The Child Support Formula Is Based On Parental Income

The most important numbers used in the child support formula are the incomes of the parents. More often than not, this is a simple matter. However, complications can arise following a divorce. When one parent or both parents are self-employed, there may be concerns about the correct reporting of incomes. I help make certain that the numbers entered are accurate.

No Factor Should Be Overlooked

In addition to parental income, there are other figures that should be entered into the child support formula. These involve the cost of child care, health insurance, dental insurance, education and more. Before moving forward, I will be sure that no factor is overlooked. I want to make certain that the amount of child support payments is absolutely fair. I want to make certain that your child receives the necessary financial support.

Work With An Attorney Who Understands

I have been practicing for more than 30 years and have gained a wealth of knowledge in the area of family law. I know how to interpret and apply state laws in a way that makes the most sense for you and your child. My firm is known for responding quickly to calls and emails so please do not hesitate to reach out and request a consultation or appointment.


To discuss your child support issues with an experienced family law attorney, call my Ashland office at 508-881-7305 or send me a message here. I’m here to help you resolve your legal matter quickly and effectively.