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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.

Can I Withhold Parenting Time If the Other Parent Doesn't Pay Child Support in Massachusetts?

The unequivocal answer is "no." Under Massachusetts law, child support andFather - Son.jpg parenting time are separate matters and a parent's failure to pay child support is not a legal justification to deny or suspend visitation.

Child Support in Massachusetts: Does Income Affect Custody?

Raising a child in Massachusetts is expensive. Both parents share a duty toChild Support 10.jpg financially provide for their child, regardless of custody or parental rights. Likewise, every child has a right to financial support from his or her parents. While the court will consider many factors when making a decision on custody, income alone won't prevent a parent from getting custody of his or her child.

International Recovery of Child Support for Massachusetts Residents

World Children.jpgIn August 2016, President Obama signed the instrument of ratification for the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. 

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