New Child Support Guidelines

Hello All,

Taking a quick break from the list of Top 5 Tips on Picking a Divorce Lawyer to bring you the new Massachusetts child support guidelines.

Massachusetts has deployed new child support guidelines.  We have had guidelines substantially unchanged, for about twenty years and the new guidelines are in many ways quite different.  Here is a link to a good article on the subject.  FYI, Robin is no longer an associate, she just made partner!

It is important to note that  if your agreement or judgment is 3 years old or older, the new guidelines are automatic grounds for modification.

Stay tuned for my next post, Tip #2 out of 5 on Picking a Divorce Lawyer.

Best,

Nancy

2 Comments


  1. Is this really true….”It is important to note that if your agreement or judgment is 3 years old or older, the new guidelines are automatic grounds for modification.”
    If a modification order went before the court on grounds of substantial change but denied but the parties agreed to a small modification does the clock start over?


  2. Hi there, I am not sure whether the small modification you reference was before or after the new guidelines were in place? It would make a difference. Generally modifications only deal with changed circumstances, since the last Court order.
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