Helping You Address Child Support, Custody, and Visitation
The custody, care and support of your children is one of the most important, and frequently the most sensitive issue for divorcing parents. The best interests of the child require a flexible and appropriate parenting plan.
How Is Child Support Determined?
In Massachusetts, the level of required child support is determined by Child Support Guidelines. But that does not mean that the issue of child support is a cut-and-dried matter. The incomes of both parents, how much time the child spends with each parent and the child's needs in terms of education, health care, child care and other factors will affect the support level. These require careful analysis by an experienced family law attorney.
Meyers & Welch will work diligently to protect your rights regarding the payment or receipt of child support. We also have the knowledge and experience to address more complex child support issues, such as when a parent is attempting to hide income or when a child has special needs.
Meyers & Welch is a family law firm that can handle all types of issues involving children. We will work tirelessly to achieve your goals and protect your rights regarding custody, parenting time and child support.
Contact us today to talk with an experienced family law attorney.
Child Custody and Visitation
Meyers & Welch works to achieve solutions in matters involving:
- Child custody
- Visitation rights and parenting time
- Modifications in custody and visitation
- Proposed child relocations
- Other issues involving children
Regarding custody and parenting time, the standard in Massachusetts is always what is in the "best interest" of the child. Whenever possible, courts prefer solutions that allow each parent to enjoy quality time with the child. These arrangements can change over time as the needs of the child change. Other custody arrangements, however, are possible.
Your attorney will work closely with you to understand your family situation and your goals regarding your children. Based on your desires and the facts, we will then work hard to help you achieve your custody and parenting time goals. Usually, this can be achieved through negotiation or mediation. If necessary, we will represent you assertively in litigation to protect your rights.
Contact an Attorney
For a consultation about a child custody, visitation or support matter, contact Meyers & Welch.