What is Child Support?

Child support is the amount of money a so-called “non-custodial parent” pays to the “custodial parent.” In most cases, child support will be determined by formula according to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines.

The Guidelines will take the gross income (before taxes) amount of each party, up to certain income levels, as well as the number of children, their age, the cost of child care, and the cost of health insurance into consideration. Child support is non-taxable to the recipient spouse and is not tax deductible for the payor spouse. Child support is modifiable based upon a material change in circumstances.

Salem, MA Divorce Attorney John G. DiPiano is Experienced in Child Support and Family Law

Attorney John G. DiPiano began his career as a Massachusetts Family Law Attorney as Counsel to the Commissioner of Revenue, Massachusetts Child Support Enforcement Division, and has countless hours of experience establishing, modifying and enforcing Massachusetts Child Support Cases.

Prepare for your consultation

Many attorneys will typically ask clients to prepare a packet full of files for their first consultation, including tax returns, financial statements, information on marital property and more.

When you work with Attorney DiPiano, you can expect a different type of meeting.

An initial consultation with Attorney DiPiano is meant as an opportunity for you to get to know each other and define the issues that are most important to you, to provide information and education as to what you may expect from the divorcing process and to establish a plan for moving forward in a manner that is organized and cost-effective.

You can expect to discuss your needs as a client based on your individual situation, and will develop a tailored strategy that suits your case.  

If you are interested in learning more about Attorney DiPiano’s approach to initial consultations, read this post.

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Contact Attorney John G. DiPiano’s office at (978)877-5159 or send an email to jdipiano@probateandfamily.com to schedule your consultation.