Child support payments are designed to provide for the well-being of a couple's children. Whether their parents are going through a divorce or were never married, children deserve to be supported by both of their parents. In Massachusetts, the amount of child support that is required is set by state statute and these guidelines are to be followed in nearly all situations.
If you are dealing with a child support issue and need assistance, turn to skilled Attleboro attorney Brian D. Roman. With more than 20 years of experience in the area of family law, Mr. Roman is highly knowledgeable of the state child support guidelines. He will take the time to explain these to you and help you understand how they may apply in your specific situation.
To discuss your questions and concerns regarding child support, contact Attleboro child support lawyer Brian D. Roman today.
There is a specific formula that is used when calculating the amount of child support that is to be paid. Numbers that are entered into this formula include:
- Income of the parties
- Number of children
- Physical custody arrangements (such as the number of hours spent with the children)
Other factors may be considered, though these are the major aspects that contribute to the amount of child support that is ordered.
In some cases, an extreme life change, such as the loss of a job, may warrant an alteration to the amount of child support being paid. Any modification of child support must go through the courts and be approved.Other Expenses
Though child support is set by a state statute, there are other factors that may be considered when determining the amount of child support such as:
- Medical expenses
- Day care expenses
- College expenses
- Extracurricular activities
Often, additional child support can be arranged through an agreement between the parties. For instance, a couple may agree that one party contributes a certain amount toward college expenses, even though officially ordered child support payments end at age 18 or later, once the child graduates from high school.
Mr. Roman is well-versed in all of the language that must be documented whenever any deviations from standard child support orders are created. He is able to advocate for his clients and ensure that the needs of their children are being met.Contact A Wrentham Child Support Guidelines Lawyer
There is help available when you are confused and overwhelmed by child support issues. Call Brian D. Roman, Attorney at Law, today: 508-669-5554. You can also make an appointment for a confidential meeting with Mr. Roman by contacting his office online.