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.