Divorce / Child Custody Lawyer Lowell, MA
Experienced MA Divorce lawyer for divorce and child custody cases
Divorce or Child Custody:
If faced with a Divorce or Family Law matter; take action and explore your options. Delaying, ignoring the situation, or doing nothing will only make your situation worse and may result in devastating consequences that could have been avoided with help from Nason Law.
We represent clients on family law-related issues, including divorce, child custody, alimony, property division, and adoption.
Our commitment to excellent representation includes:
- Giving our clients the attention they deserve.
- Explaining all options to help you make an informed decision.
- Giving you as much time as you need to speak with us.
- Keeping you informed about the status of your case.
- Maintaining client confidence.
- Looking out for our clients' immediate needs and long term interests.
- Prompt return of phone calls.
We emphasize communication with our clients, persistent advocacy, and attention to all aspects of their case. Regardless of the size of the case, our commitment is to obtain a just result for each of our clients.
At Nason Law, we know how to help. Our experienced divorce & family law attorneys help individuals and families, just like you, every day to get through these difficult times with their rights and interests protected.
When the parents of a child no longer live together, the non-custodial parent usually will be required to pay a portion of their income to the custodial parent for support of that child. Child Support is one area where many Courts pay special attention because they take their role of protecting the children's needs very seriously. Parents may agree on the amount of child support, provided they state that the amount will meet the needs of the Child. If no agreement is made, then child support will be determined pursuant the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines.
At Nason Law, we represent both men and women in child support matters. Regardless of whether our client receives or pays child support, the formula is straightforward and predictable. Guidelines for child support payments from the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent are established by the Massachusetts courts.
Key factors determining support payment in Massachusetts include:
- The higher-income parent's gross income
- The lower-income parent's gross income
- The number of children
- Medical insurance premiums for the party and the children
- Special needs of the minor child, if any
Modification of Child Support or Alimony:
Where there has been a substantial change in circumstances, the Court may approve a modification of child support or spousal support. Such circumstances may include job loss, a promotion resulting in an increase in income, or a serious illness requiring specialized, expensive health care.
Child support is payable by wage assignment through Department of Revenue, meaning that his or her employer is required to withhold the amount of child support from the payor's pay check and pay it to the receiving parent or by direct payment to receiving parent.
Child support is non-taxable to the receiving parent and non-deductible to the paying parent.
New mate income may not be used for child support except in very rare circumstances.Begin Your Case Evaluation