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6 Changes to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines

Posted in Alimony and Child Custody

Hi there, The Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines change on August 1, 2013. I have asked my colleague, Robin Lynch Nardone, to outline the major changes. There are significant changes, which help fix some of the unclear areas of the old guidelines. Best, Nancy   There are several changes from the previous guidelines to note, including: The 2013… Continue Reading

Clarification of Standard for Modifying Child Support in Massachusetts

Posted in Alimony and Child Custody, Parenting, Children & Divorce

Hi there, On March 12, 2013, the Supreme Judicial Court clarified the standard for modification of child support under the Massachusetts child support guidelines in the case, Morales v. Morales. Before the Morales case there was an ambiguity in the law, where one portion indicated the standard for modification of child support payments was a material… Continue Reading

Topic 5: Health and Life Insurance

Posted in Divorce Process

Hi there In today’s political climate the next item, health insurance, is somewhat challenging to consider. There should be provisions in all agreements, for both health insurance coverage and for how you will handle the uninsured medical expenses for both yourselves and your children. Generally this is first an economic and a health consideration; Who… Continue Reading

Child Support in Massachusetts: Take 2

Posted in Divorce Process

Hi there; In any support situation, it seems the support is always too much for the person paying, and never enough for the person receiving it.  With child support in Massachusetts, the payments are formulaic.  The Child Support Guidelines were revised a year ago, and here is an update on the revisions. In most cases… Continue Reading

New Child Support Guidelines

Posted in Alimony and Child Custody

Hello All, Taking a quick break from the list of Top 5 Tips on Picking a Divorce Lawyer to bring you the new Massachusetts child support guidelines. Massachusetts has deployed new child support guidelines.  We have had guidelines substantially unchanged, for about twenty years and the new guidelines are in many ways quite different.  Here is a… Continue Reading