In Massachusetts, whenever child support is an issue, the court typically orders the noncustodial parent to pay a percentage of his or her gross income to the custodial parent for the support of the minor children. The amount of support is usually determined by applying the “child support guidelines.”
A judge can deviate from the child support guidelines if the court determines that it would be in the best interest of the children and makes specific written findings stating the reasons why the guidelines should not apply.
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Fedele and Murray, P.C., has more than 35 years of experience in the Massachusetts legal system. If you have questions about child support or you are facing a child support hearing, call us now to book a consultation with our team: 781-551-5900. We are also available by email.