Child support

Single and married parents face numerous challenges attempting to support themselves and their children.  Whether you are the person paying child support or the person receiving the child support, there never seems to be enough for either party.  Massachusetts has Child Support Guidelines governing the payment of support for dependent children.  The guidelines are comprehensive and can be found along with a worksheet on the Massachusetts: New Child Support Guidelines.

Parents may take other factors into consideration when determining contributions to the children’s support such as:

  • When the children live with each parent an equal amount of the time
  • When the children have special needs  (medical or aptitude)
  • When one or both parties have incomes which exceed $250,000

additional resources:
Instructions for Completing the 2017 Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Findings and Determinations for Child Support and Post-Secondary Education


Need Help Determining Child Support?

Attorney Barbara Nason can help you to determine what factors may be important in determining the appropriate child support amount. Contact Barbara to schedule an initial consultation.