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Ensuring Your Children Receive the Financial Support They Need

If you and your spouse have decided to separate but have children together, you’ll face a lot of issues that must be resolved before you can finalize your divorce. One major issue you’ll encounter is child support. Though both you and your spouse want what is best for your children, you may have different ideas about what is best and what is fair.

At Sawin Law, P.C., we help parents navigate child support disputes. Our goal is to resolve the matter amicably, outside of the courtroom. Of course, when negotiation and mediation do not yield results, we are never afraid to take the matter to court. Our child support lawyer in Hingham has broad experience and extensive training in the field of family law. Christopher knows how to effectively present these cases, negotiate fair settlements, and fight for what his clients deserve.

Learn more about how we can help with your case by contacting us at 781.713.1212. We serve clients throughout Plymouth County.

Calculating Child Support

Child support is often ordered when one parent has sole physical custody or a larger percentage of parenting time than the other. Support payments are intended to help the parent with greater parenting time pay for the child’s basic needs.

Massachusetts courts have established guidelines and a formula used to calculate fair child support payments.

Factors a judge may consider when awarding child support include:

  • Each parent’s income and earning potential
  • The age of the child(ren)
  • The cost of the child’s health insurance
  • Childcare costs, including daycare, shelter, food, and other basic necessities

Once ordered, child support payments will last until the child is emancipated – in most cases, this is when the child turns 18, but child support could last until the child is 21 or even 23.

Child Support Modifications

If you are currently paying or receiving child support but feel that the amount no longer reflects or meets your needs, you can request a modification. Child support modifications will only be granted by the court if you can prove that a substantial change in your circumstances necessitates the change. Our Hingham child support attorney can help you strategize and present your case effectively to give you the best chance at successfully modifying your support order.

If you need help with any case related to child support, do not hesitate to contact Sawin Law, P.C. at 781.713.1212.

We Will Go the Extra Mile to Protect Your Rights

A Compassionate, yet Fierce Advocate on Your Side

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High-Quality Legal Service Focused on Client Results

Attorney Sawin is a Marine Corps Veteran who Cares about His Community

We Will Go the Extra Mile to Protect Your Rights

A Compassionate, yet Fierce Advocate on Your Side

Free 30-Minute Initial Consultation

High-Quality Legal Service Focused on Client Results

Attorney Sawin is a Marine Corps Veteran who Cares about His Community

Read What Our Clients Have to Say

Chris and his staff made it easy and effortless for me.

I was going through a pretty ugly custody battle. The process is hard enough to navigate but with the times being what they are in 2020 I couldn't imagine going through this without Chris's help. I ended up with custody of my son and pretty much everything we were asking for. Chris and his staff made it easy and effortless for me. From one Marine to another, Semper Fi brother and thank you for all you've done.

- Former Client

 

Chris is a rare find.

I have known Chris for quite some time and am consistently impressed by his character and professionalism. I see Chris every Tuesday for a networking group and each week he has another success story for helping someone get what they're owed. Chris helps run the networking group and if his punctuality, willingness to go the extra mile, and attention to detail he displays as NRBA's VP is any indication of his professional practice, Chris is a rare find.
- William F.

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