Massachusetts has provided comprehensive guidelines for the calculation of child support orders. The Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines provide a formula that lawyers and courts use to calculate child support. However, there is much more work than “punching in a program” in almost every case. Various factors like determining income, considering parenting plans, the interplay between child support and alimony, as well as the payment of college tuition and expenses present in some way in almost every case.
The Attorneys at Schwartz & Plante have extensive experience in child support matters. From conducting comprehensive discovery to determine a person’s “true” income, to considering the tax benefits that maximize the economic support within a particular family, we are well prepared and committed to achieving the best possible economic support order for our client’s, so that they can conclude their divorce proceedings with confidence that their financial situation is as secure and fair as possible.