NEW Child Support Guidelines

kidsOn September 15, 2017, new guidelines took effect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in terms of financial arrangements between parents sharing minor children under age 18 of that marriage.  You’ll need to be familiar with these requirements, laid out in an online document called 2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines, as they will affect the documentation you’ll need to file in court.  A task force convened last year to discuss the previous (2013) guidelines and made some significant modifications, so you must comply now with these new definitions and computations and assumptions when calculating requirements for child support payments.  There is an online calculator and a hard-copy worksheet that Mediate Divorce can help you both complete and then use as part of your financial planning discussions.