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Childcare Costs in Massachusetts on the Rise

As you undoubtedly know, the cost of raising kids in Massachusetts and across the U.S. is rising steadily. A significant part of that expense is due to increases in childcare costs. But how much are American parents spending to have their kids looked after? Business Broker Network, an online marketplace for businesses up for sale, put together a set of maps that shows the average cost of childcare in every state. Spoiler alert: it's a lot.

How to Lower Your Massachusetts Child Support

Updating or correcting your Massachusetts child support does not make you less of a father orChild Support 16.jpg mother; it just means you'll have more money to spend on your child in different ways. The child support guidelines have a formula that is based on a number of factors. And if your child support is too high or calculated incorrectly, you are actually doing your child a disservice. The entire point of child support is that it's supposed to make sure that your child is comfortable and, well, supported wherever they may be. If you're paying child support above and beyond the guidelines, then you cannot support your child the way that they require when they visit with you. To that end, here are some things to consider.

Can Child Support Be Modified Retroactively in Massachusetts? Maybe

When it comes to a Massachusetts divorce, not all separation agreements areChild Support 9.jpg created equal. In fact, a well-crafted agreement can provide a divorcing spouse with a degree of economic protection that far surpasses what would be guaranteed by state law.

How to Register Out-of-State Child Support/Custody Orders in Massachusetts

Registering a child support/custody order that was obtained in another state orChild Support hearing.jpg even in another country is accomplished in Massachusetts by following the procedure outlined in M.G.L. c. 209D

2017 Changes to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines

Under Massachusetts Law, the Child Support Guidelines must be reviewed everyChild Support Agreement.jpeg four (4) years by a task force to determine whether any revisions are required to usher in a fairer way of apportioning family expenses, including but not limited to child care, health care and college.

Can Child Support Be Modified Retroactively - Maybe?

Massachusetts law is clear that child support judgments are not subject toCan child support be modified.png retroactive modification expect with respect to any period during there is pending a complaint for modification.

Why Pay Child Support in Massachusetts?

In a divorce or paternity case in Massachusetts where children are involved, childChild Support 7.jpg support is a matter that typically needs to be addressed. Who will pay child support, how that parent will pay, and how will these payments be used are just a few thoughts that parents will likely have.

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