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Attorney assistance vital to determine child support payments

When parents divorce in Massachusetts, often child support may be imposed to help pay for a child's living expenses. Child support payments can provide essential financial support for a couple's children. The amount of the payment will depend on a number of factors, including the income of both parents, as this blog reported in a previous post. The determination of parents' income has the potential to be a complicated process, as in addition to salaries, investment income, veterans' benefits and other varied sources of income must be considered.

Given the potentially complex nature of determining parents' income, and the long-term impact this determination can have on both the paying parent and the recipient parent, it is essential that parents have attorney guidance during this process. Claudette-Jean Girard has the experience necessary to help clients going through this process. She is familiar with both the legal and the interpersonal issues that surround child support decisions.

Ms. Girard will discuss with clients what they might expect prior to the determination of an initial child support order. She can also help clients ask the court for a modification in a child support order. Often child support modifications become necessary when the circumstances of one parent changes, whether because of a job loss or unexpected financial needs of a child. Ms. Girard can also help clients who are not receiving the full amount of child support owed when those payments are to be made directly to the parent.

For additional information on how Ms. Girard can help clients with all matter of child support legal issues, as well as other family law matters, please visit our webpage. Ms. Girard offers free initial consultations.

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