Child Support Guidelines Attorney — Salem and Haverhill, MA
Helping Clients With Child Support Concerns
In Massachusetts, child support payment amounts are determined according to state child support guidelines. In general, a formula is used taking into consideration each parent’s gross income, taxes and payroll deductions. However, in some cases, it may be possible to deviate from the standard due to special circumstances.
At the Law Offices of Kenneth E. Lindauer, we recognize the importance of each parent financially contributing to his or her child’s life, regardless of custodial involvement. Family law attorney Kenneth E. Lindauer works with divorcing couples as well as unmarried mothers and fathers to establish a fair child support agreement that provides for the needs of your child.
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To discuss your child support concerns with an experienced lawyer, contact us at any of our two office locations — Salem or Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Deviating From State Child Support Guidelines
Although most child support agreements are fairly cut and dried, some may require additional effort on the part of a parent and the attorney. If your child has a condition that requires additional medical care or added caretaking, we may need to ask the court to consider deviating from the guidelines due to the extra costs associated with raising a special-needs child. If you are involved in a high-asset divorce, we can ask the court to consider the lifestyle your child is accustomed to and the amount the noncustodial parent can afford to pay.
Child Support Modification and Enforcement
A child support agreement is not a final document. It is possible to make adjustments if a significant change in circumstances has occurred or the child’s other parent fails to follow through with court orders. Our firm can assist you in seeking defense against both child support modifications and enforcements.
Regardless of whether you are in the process of establishing an initial child support agreement or are looking to modify existing orders, you can be assured your case is in capable hands. At the Law Offices of Kenneth E. Lindauer, we provide both the understanding support and strong representation you need during challenging times.
Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss how we may be able to help you.