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October 2014 Archives

How can Massachusetts child support amounts be modified?

Massachusetts child support exists so that both parents of a child are taking a part in raising the child. Child support payment amounts are determined based on the income of the parents, so that the child can live within the means that they are used to.

How is the amount of Massachusetts child support determined?

Massachusetts child support is the amount of money one parent, the non-custodial parent, pays to another, the custodial parent, to ensure that the couple's child will be able to live comfortably, as the child did before the parents were separated. Child support is designed with the best interest of the child in mind.

Guardianship of a minor

Usually, when a couple with minor children part ways, one of the parents obtains physical custody of the children. However, in some cases, neither parent is capable of caring for their children, so a guardian is appointed instead. Guardianship of minor children is another area of family law that works to protect the rights of children during custody arrangements.

Wife of former 'American Idol' judge files for dissolution

When a couple decides to end their marriage, there are many decisions to be made about issues such as child custody and support issues, alimony and division of assets. A divorce can be a long, complicated process, and for many couples, it can cause a fair amount of pain and sadness.

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