Massachusetts Child Support Laws

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Massachusetts Child Support

Massachusetts child support is based upon official guidelines. The amount of child support arrived at under the Massachusetts guidelines is presumed to be correct unless there is a showing that the amount would be unjust or inappropriate. A Massachusetts Court may deviate from the child support guidelines if: 
  • the parent to pay support has other minor children, and there are insufficient financial resources available; 

  • the parent to pay support has extraordinary expenses (travel-related visitation expenses, uninsured medical expenses, etc.); or

  • other unusual circumstances.

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