Child Support

Recent Posts in Child Support

  • 20-Feb-2016

    Divorce Lawyer Explains Child Custody Law in Massachusetts

    Divorce can be complicated, and it can be even more complicated when children are involved. Couples involved in or considering a divorce should have a sense of how the court handles child custody in Massachusetts. First, having custody means that you ...
  • 11-Jun-2014

    Temporary Orders

    Temporary Orders: Many people want to know that they will be physically safe and also continue to live in similar financial means during the pendency of a divorce. Here at the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr., we can help! It can take months or ...
  • 10-Jun-2014

    Modifications of Divorce

    Modifications A modification to an agreement or decree can only be made if it is shown that either party's circumstances have materially changed. Upon a complaint after a divorce, filed by either parent or by a next friend on behalf of the ...
  • 3-Jun-2014

    New proposals regarding child custody in MA

    New proposals regarding child custody in MA As you may be aware, Massachusetts is in the process of reshaping its laws around divorce. At the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr., P.C., we are here to help guide you. Among these changes, are laws that ...
  • 20-May-2014

    Child Support Factors

    A divorce is a very tough time for anyone but if there are children involved it can truly be a nightmare. At the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs we are here to help. As emotional and adversarial as divorce may be, we often hear that our client is ...
  • 16-Dec-2013

    What You Need to Know about Child Support Enforcement

    What You Need to Know about Child Support Enforcement Child support is meant to ensure children get the financial support from both parents to give them the quality of life they would get if their parents were together. However, some individuals are ...
  • 18-Sep-2013

    Divorce Lawyer Assists Stay-at-Home Parents

    Stay-at-home parents may be especially vulnerable during divorce proceedings. These mothers - and a smaller but growing number of fathers - either don't work at all outside the home or have lower-paying, usually part-time jobs that allow them to ...
  • 5-Aug-2013

    Establishing Paternity in MA

    Establishing Paternity in MA What is Paternity? Paternity exists in the situation that a child is born to parents who are not married, there is no legal bond between father and child, that is until legal fatherhood is reached. The establishment in a ...
  • 5-Aug-2013

    A Divorce Lawyer Can Help Debunk Divorce Myths.

    One of the most emotional experiences in a person’s life could be a divorce. Many people struggle to deal with the emotional reality of the situation. It’s not a time for a person to let their emotions control their thinking. A divorce ...
  • 18-Jul-2013

    Child Support in Situations of Financial Difficulty

    Child Support in Situations of Financial Difficulty Paying child support is a serious obligation, as it contributes to the welfare of your children and is considered an important matter under the law. If you don't meet your child support ...
  • 11-Jul-2013

    Leading Women for Shared Parenting Fights for Fathers' Rights

    “The majority of divorced dads, and some divorced moms, find themselves with ‘joint custody,’ an arrangement that creates an immediate power imbalance as one parent is limited to kid-time every other weekend and one weeknight ...
  • 26-Jan-2013

    Can my spouse quit his job to pay less child support?

    Can my spouse quit his job to pay less child support? No! Massachusetts law allows a judge to "attribute" income to a party in calculating child support. This is often done in the case when one spouse is voluntarily unemployed or under ...
  • 1-Dec-2012

    Common Question - How much child support will I pay or receive

    Common Question – How much child support will I pay or receive Massachusetts, like all states, is federally mandated to establish child support guidelines. These guidelines take into account several factors; most importantly gross income and ...
  • 8-Nov-2012

    Failure to Pay Child Support-The Repercussions

    When a parent who is responsible for paying child support fails to provide payment, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR)'s Child Support Enforcement Division can take action without first going through a court. The division has outlined ...
  • 10-Jun-2012

    Temporary Orders

    Temporary Orders At the outset of a divorce case it may be important that a support or custody order be put in place right away so that all parties are supporting their children and know where the children are to be spending their time.
  • 24-Mar-2012

    What can I expect to pay/receive in child support?

    What can I expect to pay/receive in child support? Massachusetts has a set of guidelines for determining child support. These are merely guidelines and can be altered by the judge or by agreement of the parties. The Mass Dept. of Revenue has a ...
  • 18-Mar-2012

    MCLE 15th Annual Family Law Conference

    MCLE 15 th Annual Family Law Conference Attorney Kovacs is committed to staying up to date in recent changes and developments in the law. Recently Attorney Kovacs attended the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Educations 15 th Annual Family Law ...
  • 18-Mar-2012

    Why Is Gross Income Important to my divorce - Child Support v. Alimony

    Why Is Gross Income Important to my divorce – Child Support v. Alimony It is important to remember the tax effects of child support v. alimony. As you can see from our last post "Gross Income Defined" alimony is specifically listed as ...

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