While the state of Massachusetts does have child support guidelines based on income and number of children, many people do not fit the guidelines for various reasons. In situations such as this, Attorney Judith Wayne can help you to find the resources you need in order to provide for your children.
Here are some of the factors that can affect how much child support you may pay or receive:
- If your income exceeds the guidelines, the amount of child support you pay is subject to negotiation.
- Overtime and detail pay for some professionals, such as police officers, are considered differently from base pay and may be subject to negotiation.
- Special needs children will require more support than what the guidelines provide.
- Your child custody agreement may have a significant impact on child support. A joint physical child custody agreement may eliminate or significantly reduce child support payments.