Category Archives: Child Support

Increased opportunity to change the Child Support Amount

Recently, on March 12, 2013, the Supreme Judicial Court recognized that a contradiction exists between Massachusetts statutory law and the Child Support Guidelines; both are supposed to be used together in determining whether child support can be modified and if so, how much. The calculation for determining how much child support should be paid has…
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Child Support in High Income Families

In Massachusetts, the Child Support Guidelines are calculated up to a maximum combined annual income of $250,000.00.1 In cases where the combined available gross income of the parties exceeds $250,000.00 per year, the guidelines should be applied on the first $250,000.00 in the same proportion as the recipient's and payor's actual income (as provided on…
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