Child Support

Child support orders are typically pretty straightforward: You pay the amount ordered every month or face consequences. Yet some parents don’t take ... read more
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Who Pays for the Children's Medical Expenses After a Divorce?
Don't want to be stuck paying for all of your child's medical bills after divorce? Read this article to learn how to ensure both parents share in the children's medical expenses. ... Read more

How Does Divorce Affect Adult Children Financially?
The financial impact of divorce can be far-reaching. It not only affects the spouses, but their children as well. And the fact that one or more of the children may “legally” be adults doesn’t mean the monetary effects of divorce won’t apply to them. ... Read more

How Does Divorce Affect the Children Financially?
Many of the financial changes you’ll experience during a divorce will be even more pronounced once your split is final. An adjustment to finances may also mean an adjustment in your children’s standard of living. Your divorce will inevitably bring financial changes; however, if you know what to expect, you may be able to minimize some of the financial impact on your kids. ... Read more

Divorce Calculating Child Support FAQ
Can the court add the money that I receive from a trust to my regular income in calculating the child support that I pay? I receive some money from my brother's rental property. Can the money that I get from my brother's property be used in calculating my support obligations arising out of the divorce? ... Read more

Divorce Establishing Child Support FAQ
A woman is claiming I'm the father of her child. She says she won't seek support if I pay her a lump sum. Will this work? Am I obligated, through the court, to continue to pay support for my disabled daughter after she turns 18? Can the court require me to pay my son's college tuition and expenses in ... Read more

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Absolutely. Whether or not the father of your child is your husband, if he is not supporting your baby, you can absolutely take him to court for child support. Since he works "off the books" it may be ...Read more

Child support is usually paid to the person who has the child in their care at least 50% of the time.  If mom does NOT have the child in her care, it's unusual for her to receive child support. & ...Read more

   If your agreement involves a divorce, then yes, the Court must have a final hearing where the Petitioner, or the Respondent, if a counterpetition was filed, testifies.  It is brief, ...Read more

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Income Attribution in MA Child Support and Alimony Cases

In cases involving child support and alimony in Massachusetts, can a party be made accountable for the money he or she is not making? Child support and alimony orders can become a complicated matter i ... Read more

Child Support

The goal of child support is to ensure that single parents are able to provide for their children. In spite of the fact that the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement collects billions of dollar ... Read more

Treating Stock Options and RSUs as Assets vs. Income in a Divorce

A recent opinion by the Massachusetts Appeals Court in the case of Ludwig v. Lamee-Ludwig (2017) has clarified an area of MA law that has beleaguered judges, attorneys, and divorce litigants for some ... Read more

Fraud in Child Support

Recently, we were approached with inquiries regarding a difficult, normally expensive, and often impossible situation to deal with. A woman wanted to know what could be done for her daughter, whose ex ... Read more

Child Support

For Minnesota parents who become incarcerated, paying child support when they no longer earn an income can have detrimental effects on their ability to stay out of poverty. In some cases, parents find ... Read more

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