Determining parentage can be a difficult subject for some. In accordance with the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines, paternity testing may be in order for mothers seeking support or fathers seeking access to their children. Through DNA testing, when necessary, children can benefit from desperately needed support and have the ability to form or maintain relationships with their fathers. On this flip side, DNA testing can also protect one who is falsely accused of fathering a child.
As many parents know, paying child support is not always easy. This is not generally because of a lack of willingness to pay, but rather financial inability. Those who do find themselves behind on payments may face numerous difficulties, as payees and the state will do everything possible to enforce support orders. To serve as encouragement to make ordered payments, Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines allow for interest charges to be added to arrears if they are collected by the Department of Revenue.
There are a lot of factors that need to be considered before a child support order can be finalized. The Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines cover a lot of ground, and give parents quite a bit to mull over when trying to decide issues of financial responsibility. One of the biggest issues that can cause significant tension between parents is the age factor.
As many families are struggling on the economic home front, it is not uncommon for working parents to pick up overtime shifts -- or even a second job -- in order to help their fiscal situations. This is particularly true for those who are ordered to pay child support, either after a divorce or for children conceived out of wedlock, as support payments can take a good chunk of their monthly income. Numerous Massachusetts parents may wonder, though, if taking on overtime or a second job is really going to help their personal financial state or just increase the amount they owe in support payments. To help answer that question, this week's post will look at what the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines say about overtime pay.
Change is an inevitable part of life. When setting up terms in a divorce, particularly anything involving children and finances, it is impossible to predict how future events will affect the ability to stick to those terms successfully. When big changes occur, such as a career change, it is possible for noncustodial parents in Massachusetts to seek a modification of divorce terms that pertain to child support.
Divorce is often hard enough without outside sources weighing in. The world we live in is shared online for just about everyone else to see. A vast majority of the population here in Massachusetts and across the country often turn to sites such as Facebook or Google Plus to share everything about their lives -- the good and the bad. In some cases, the information shared has led to requests for divorce and even affected final divorce settlements.
When a couple decides to divorce, it seems like the overall process should be pretty simple and straightforward. Really, how hard can it be to decide who gets what and how much time the kids will spend with each parent -- right? Unfortunately, working through a divorce is rarely that easy. There are multiple complications that can prolong finalizing a divorce. In this week's post, we are going to cover the problems many Massachusetts couples may have with one specific area -- property division.
For one reason or another, custodial parents in Massachusetts may find themselves struggling to obtain child support payments from the non-custodial parent. When this happens, they may feel that there is little they can do, but, the simple truth is, there are child support enforcement programs in place to help with this issue. In this week's post, we are going to share several of the enforcement methods available and how both custodial and non-custodial parents can get help with child support issues.
Deep Impact star Tea Leoni and Californication star David Duchovny filed for divorce in the recent months. Many Massachusetts fans may also remember Duchovny from other shows such as the X-Files. Now, the couple’s divorce and child custody matters have been finalized.
Financial dilemmas can affect parents who are required to pay child support. It also affects Massachusetts parents who are ordered to receive those payments as well. Oftentimes, when back child support is owed, custodial parents contact their local child support enforcement agency for wage garnishment and possibly an arrest warrant.