Franklin Child Support Lawyers
Massachusetts Child Support Dispute Attorney Serving Bellingham and Other Areas
The cost of raising a child can be expensive. Because of this, child support needs to be calculated fairly. With so much at stake, you need a Boston child support lawyer to find a resolution. At the Franklin and Hyde Park law firm of Yellin & Hyman, P.C., we protect the rights of our clients paying or receiving child support.
For help with a child support matter, contact a Boston child support attorney today. We offer two convenient area locations (Franklin and Hyde Park) and can be reached via phone by calling 508-570-4581 or 617-910-3664 or via e-mail.
Getting to the Facts of Child Support
Child support is determined by calculating both spouses' incomes and then applying a formula based on the guidelines set forth in Massachusetts law (known as the "Child Support Guidelines"). The process itself can be abused if either party is dishonest in providing information regarding income, expenses and/or assets. The final number needs to be based on accurate information related to what each parent earns. Our job is to determine and properly analyze all sources of parental income.
At Yellin & Hyman, P.C., our Boston child support attorneys get to the facts. When needed, we enlist the help of forensic accountants and other financial professionals.
We can also help with circumstances where a child requires special medical care or has special needs. In such instances, arrangements may need to be made for care of the child even after the age of 18. Parents may also want to plan for college tuition and expenses.
We also assist in situations where paternity needs to be established. In Massachusetts, a mother may bring a paternity hearing in order to establish the father of the child. Once paternity is established, child support can be determined and ordered. Mothers can sometimes then collect on past-due payments and pregnancy expenses.
After a Child Support Order
If there is a substantial change in circumstances, our child support attorneys can seek a modification for you. If you are not receiving child support payments in full or on time, we can help you get an order for any payments in arrears and for child support payments by wage assignments. Failure to meet child support obligations can result in wage garnishments, drivers or business license suspensions and even jail time.
Contact a Child Support Attorney for a free consultation
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced divorce attorney regarding child support, please contact Yellin & Hyman by calling our Franklin office at 508-570-4581, our Hyde Park office at 617-910-3664 or sending us an e-mail.