An attorney who specializes in child custody and support is vital to your financial and emotional success. I recognize that support, whether child or spousal, is often one of the most important issues for my clients. I will guide you through a pragmatic assessment of your needs and advocate for the best possible outcome to ensure financial security for you.
Child support is typically ordered by the court when minor children are involved in a divorce or custody action. In Massachusetts, child support is based largely on the physical custody structure, as well as the allocation of taxable and non-taxable income between the parents, in addition to other factors such as health care costs, other support obligations etcetera. This can be a complicated calculation and it is important to understand your rights through this process.
In addition to traditional representation, I offer a comprehensive financial assessment in order to advise my clients on their rights, exposure, and options forward. Contact me to learn more.
Spousal support, or alimony, is largely based on the income of the parties and the length of the marriage. A more nuanced, multi-factorial analysis is required for long term spousal support. Massachusetts alimony laws are murky and sometimes difficult to understand. Contact me to learn more.