Child support is essential to ensuring the continued health and well-being of your children. If you are going through a divorce or are struggling with the other parent of your children to whom you’ve never been married, an experienced child support lawyer can help you understand your rights and obligations.
The Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., is a Massachusetts family law firm that represents many clients with child support and related matters. With the experience and knowledge needed to help you achieve your goals, attorney Lisa Ruggieri is ready to assist you through your family law challenges.
Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines
As with other states, child support amounts are set in Massachusetts by statute. The level of payment obligation is determined by such factors as the income of each parent, number of children and medical insurance costs. Joint physical custody or sole physical custody can also affect the support level.
Occasionally, the support obligation deviates from the statute because judges have authority to diverge from these guidelines. An experienced divorce attorney can persuade them to do so in special circumstances. This variance from the law can be very important in high-asset divorces. Deviations can include accommodations for health care, day care, extracurricular activities and any other important issues in the children’s lives that may require monetary support.
In some situations, it may be in your best interest to arrange an unallocated support payment, which provides financial benefits to both parents.
Child Support Orders And Modifications
The Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., is a family law firm that has helped clients through their family law concerns. Our firm represents individuals throughout Massachusetts in matters involving:
- Determination of the child support level
- Modifications and enforcement in child support
- Collection of past-due child support
- Paternity as it relates to child support
- Child support for nonmarried parents
We believe that anyone entitled to child support should receive all that the law provides. We also believe that anyone responsible for paying child support should not pay more than the law requires. Whether you are involved in a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce, we will solve your child support concerns.