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Where to find help for child support issues in Massachusetts

Divorce is seldom easy, especially when children are involved. Most Massachusetts parents would agree, however, that protecting their children's best interests and developing solid plans for their future care and upbringing takes precedence over other, more minor issues. Where child support is concerned, custodial and non-custodial parents alike often face challenges when trying to convince the court of their immediate and long-term needs.

Although the court is the final voice of authority to decide if a particular situation warrants a need for child support, who will pay, how often and how much, etc...the opinions of both parents are often taken into consideration before a decision is issued. The skills of an experienced family law attorney can be of great benefit to a concerned parent by offering clarification of applicable laws, and guidance as to how best to proceed to achieve one's goals. Every state also has its own guidelines with regard to determining factors in child support cases.

The income of both parents is obviously important to the court's decision-making process. Also, a judge may want to know what the standard of living was for the children involved before parents chose to divorce. The court's decision is not necessarily permanent.  Many times, extenuating circumstances, changes in residence or employment, and other issues prompt requests for modification of existing court orders.

At Koiles Pratt Family Law Group, our team of dedicated attorneys understands the importance of child support as it relates to a family's ability to build a new, successful future after divorce. We are prepared to address all aspects of the issue and are committed to providing encouragement, support and effective representation to our Massachusetts clients. Your child's future is one of our main priorities; if you have questions or concerns regarding court-ordered payments to provide for your child's basic needs, you may contact our office to request a consultation.

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