While a divorce in Massachusetts dissolves a marriage, it also creates a set of legally binding promises between the ex-spouses. One such obligation is child support, in which the non-custodial parent promises to make payments to the custodial parent.
For Massachussetts couples going through a divorce, one of the most emotional issues they may face is the determination of child support. In some family law cases, after a couple has come to an agreement on child support, circumstances may drastically change, making it difficult or impossible for a parent to make their monthly child support obligation. In these times, a parent may decide to seek a modification rather than face serious penalties, such as those imposed in a recent case in which a man faces prison time if he fails to pay back child support.