Attleboro Child Support Lawyer
Helping Clients in the Greater Boston Area with Family Arrangements
Whether their parents are going through a divorce or were never married, children deserve to be supported by both of their parents. Child support payments are designed to provide for their well-being. In Massachusetts, the amount of child support 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 about the state child support guidelines. He can take the time to explain these to you and help you understand how they may apply in your specific situation.
How Payments Are Calculated
There is a specific formula that is used when calculating the amount of child support 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.
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
- Daycare expenses
- College expenses
- Extracurricular activities
Often, additional child support can also be arranged. 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 after high school graduation.
Mr. Roman is well-versed in all of the language that must be documented during any deviations from standard child support orders. He is able to advocate for his clients and ensure that the needs of their children are being met.
Schedule your consultation today. Call (508) 576-5922 now.
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I was very scared and called Attorney Roman based on a referral and reviews here. He met with me within 24 hours and was able to push my pre-trial date up for the same day! He explained all of my rights and what would happen in court very thoroughly and was patient in answering all my questions. We agreed on my plea and got exactly what we asked for in court; again, same day! This allowed me to apply to get my license back months and months sooner. He gave me peace of mind and honestly saved me. Thank you, Atty Roman!- Previous Client
I was looking for a lawyer to speak to about a recent assault and battery situation where I was the victim and I called a few lawyers and didn't hear back from any of them but called Brian and he answered right away and was very knowledgeable and helpful. He spent the time on the phone with me and I appreciated that. He was very nice and polite and suggested my next step.- Anonymous
Brian handled our matter with professionalism and a sense of purpose, despite significant difficulty from the opposing party. We were very happy with the result. He has our high recommendation.- Former Client
The thing that impressed me right away was the fact that when I called attorney Roman on Easter Sunday morning, he answered the call himself unlike others. My experience with att. Roman was nothing but exceptional. Att. Roman knowledge and experience was key to have my case successfully dismissed. I am glad to have had such an affective attorney representing me! Highly recommended!!!
Hired attorney- Aaron
I strongly recommend Brian! It's clear that he has many years of experience and passion for what he does. He was very quick to return my phone calls and emails and is very professional at all times. You can tell he truly cares about his clients. Very impressive lawyer, I'm extremely happy with our experience.- Kim
In a bind in Attleboro and randomly google lawyers in the region and land on Brian - what a massive win! Brian was open to any length preliminary phone call to answer any questions that I had, set up an in-person meeting, and consulted in court the whole way through. I thought that this was a great example of his generosity and empathy because I was worried and scared on what to expect next. Brian made sure that I was informed and had my back. As for case law knowledge and familiarity with the key players in the court, Brian was the best, and his name was recognized as a top lawyer in those courts. I would not hesitate a second to call him and hire him if I needed a lawyer in the states that he practices.- Former Client
Attorney Roman helped me with key information about pulling an important report from public records to assist an ongoing case. Although, the report was not retrieved the knowledge he shared about this request was helpful in proceeding further. He was responsive and knowledgeable.
Brian walked me through the entire process and made me feel very comfortable. He is very knowledgeable of the system and how to direct you and assist you throughout every step. I am very grateful that he was able to help my with my situation. Very thankful to have had his help during this time.