If you or another party is seeking to change your current child support payment in Massachusetts, contact Caselden Law to speak with a dedicated Cambridge child support modification lawyer about your case. Our Greater Boston family law firm will closely analyze your prior separation agreement or divorce order and will carefully evaluate your current financial situation in order to effectively advise you of your options moving forward.
Child Support Modifications in Massachusetts
Generally speaking, a party may seek a change in child support payments if one of the following situations have arisen:
- One of the parent’s income has change
- Child care or other expenses have changed
- Change in health insurance payments
When a substantial change in circumstances occurs that would change the amount owed, it is important to speak with a Massachusetts child support attorney about your case. Regardless of whether you are the payee or recipient of the child support payments, either party may petition the MA Probate & Family Court to alter the previously existing order. Essentially, a party has the right to file a Complaint for Modification if the amount of child support payed or owed according to the MA Child Support Guidelines is different from the amount previously ordered or there has been a change in insurance.
Some of the more common reasons that individuals seek legal counsel pertaining to a modification of child support payments are:
- Loss of employment
- Getting a raise
- Accepting a new job
- Getting injured
- Loosing hours at work (overtime)
- Pay increase or decrease
It is important to note that even if the court rules in favor of the change to the child support payments, the modification will only go back as far as the date that the Complaint was served on the opposing party. In addition, if the parties are in total agreement about all of the issues raised, they may file a Joint Petition / Motion to Change a Judgement / Temporary Order. No matter the path taken, both parties will need to fill out financial statements and make full and complete disclosures of their assets.
Cambridge Child Support Modification Law Firm
At Caselden Law, we work tirelessly to ensure that you are paying the appropriate amount of child support based on your current financial situation. As a client of our firm, we will be by your side throughout the entire legal process and will zealously advocate on your behalf in front of the judge. Through our client focused approach, we strive to deliver top quality legal representation while making the family court process as stress free as possible.
If you are seeking or have been served a Complaint for Modification of child support payment, contact Caselden Law to speak with a dedicated Cambridge child custody attorney about your case. We are available to speak with you around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including nights and weekends. We represent clients in Middlesex County and courthouses throughout the Commonwealth.
Contact Caselden Law to schedule a free of charge initial consultation with an experienced child support lawyer.