Child Support Lawyer Shrewsbury MA

Child Support Lawyer Shrewsbury ma
I am Attorney Teresa Scibelli with Family Law Offices located in Shrewsbury MA. Common questions from clients seeking advice regarding child support include:

Do I have to pay child support?

Child support is determined based on the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. The MA Child Support Guidelines employ a formula, which considers the gross income of the parties, as well as expenses including health insurance and childcare to determine the amount owed from one parent to the other. It may seem like a relatively straightforward calculation, but there are many additional factors that may be considered in fashioning a child support award. I can assist in making sure that the Court has all relevant information regarding your financial situation so that the child support order is consistent with the MA Child Support Guidelines.

My spouse’s income increased. Can I get more child support?

Child support is typically modifiable if the income of one or both parties change and that produces a different result under the child support guidelines. Child support calculations may also be affected by the receipt of bonus income, stock options or other forms of compensation. It is important to have an attorney that understands how these sources of income, which are not always predictable, may affect the child support calculation.

If my Child goes to college do I still have to pay child support? Will I still receive child support?

The Child Support Guidelines adjust for children over the age of 18. However, there are many factors to be considered in determining whether child support will continue and if it will be adjusted to reflect other contributions the parents may be making. I will work with you to determine if child support, and or an adjustment, is appropriate for a child age 18 and above.

I will guide you through this challenging period in your life to reach the best outcome for your loved ones, your finances and your future.
Shrewsbury MA Family Law Office
Law Offices of Teresa C. Scibelli

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