Knowledgeable Child Support Lawyers

Our lawyers are experienced with complex cases involving:

  • Establishment of an initial order for child support and/or alimony
  • Enforcement of child support orders
  • Enforcement of alimony orders
  • Modifications to original child support or alimony orders
  • Paternity-related child support issues
  • Estate-related child support issues
  • Tax consequences related to child support and alimony/spousal support
  • Establishment or enforcement of out-of-state support orders

Determinations of Support

When determining child support, the court will consider the income of both parties, the cost of day care and health/dental insurance for both parties, and other factors, including the standard of living during the marriage and any special needs of the children. Essentially, the amount of the child support order will be determined by the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines, which takes into account all of these different factors. It is important that child support is correctly calculated from the outset, because it can be difficult to modify later. In certain situations, the court can also consider a child support amount which is higher or lower than the amount determined by the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines.

For all of these reasons, it is essential to have representation by attorneys who practice in the Probate and Family Court on a weekly basis, dealing with child support matters on a routine basis. Experience counts when it comes to providing necessary support for your children, making certain that you are being required to pay the correct amount of support, and ensuring that your particular circumstances are understood by the judge hearing your case. It is easy for your case to become lost in shuffle of hundreds of child support cases that the court deals with each day. Our attorneys Robert Antonioni and Robert Mason know the court personnel, have practiced in front of your judge, and will ensure that you get the personal attention that your case warrants.

Contact us to schedule a free, initial case evaluation with one of our Massachusetts alimony attorneys. Our attorney will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and explain the options available to you.