Breaking News in Family Law

Hi there,

Massachusetts has again revised its child support guidelines. The new guidelines will come into effect on August 1, 2013.

The new guidelines appear, among other things, to try to clarify how child support will be calculated in high income cases.  I will have an analysis of the guidelines up next week, when we have had a chance to really consider them.

In other news, the Supreme Court of the United States just issued an opinion in the Indian child adoption case. This seems eminently sensible in terms of the practical realities. However, I can’t help thinking this child will have been relentlessly bounced from parent to parent.

Also, I am eagerly awaiting the SCOTUS decisions on the gay marriage cases, due out tomorrow.  Stay tuned, and stay cool in this heat!