Child Support and Visitation

This issue of child support is extremely important to both you and your children. Unless otherwise agreed upon by both parents the amount of child support that the non custodial parent will pay is determined by the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. Although judges generally base their decisions regarding child support on the Massachusetts Guidelines there are a number of factors that can both increase or decrease a support order. Along with the Massachusetts Child support Guidelines, the incomes and expenses of both spouses are also taken into account to determine such order.

The goal of the Massachusetts child support guidelines is to calculate a fair amount for the non-custodial spouse to contribute and to limit the financial impact of divorce on the children.

Attorney Jillian Cote serves child support clients throughout the Greater Boston North Shore area within Middlesex County and Essex County Massachusetts. We help clients throughout the region and from towns like Andover, Beverly, Billerica, Boxford, Burlington, Chelmsford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Melrose, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Salem, Saugus, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Wakefield, Wrentham, and Wilmington, Massachusetts.