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Child Support - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about child support in Massachusetts Divorces

Who has to pay child support?

The non-custodial parent has to pay child support in accordance with the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. Please click the child support guideline calculator.

But what about my expenses?

The child support guidelines are based on gross weekly income. Not net weekly income nor expenses. Child support comes first in Massachusetts.

What if I live out of state?

There are certain limited deviations from the guidelines. Travel for visitation can be a basis to deviate from the guidelines.

Doesn't child support end when my child turns 18?

No. Child support will continue if your child is attending college or university or full-time even if they are living in College. It will extend until graduation or upon the age of 23.

What if I lose my job and cannot pay?

You will need to file a child support modification. A modification can be filed in Massachusetts to lower, reduce, increase or eliminate child support.

What happens when my EX is not paying child support?

You can file a complaint for contempt in the event of nonpayment. Judges have broad powers including powers of incarceration when a party is not paying child in Massachusetts.

What if my EX is making more money?

You will need to file a child support modification. A modification can be filed in Massachusetts to lower, reduce, increase or eliminate child support.

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