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Child Support

Parents must consider not only how divorce affects them, but also how it affects their children — both emotionally and financially. At The Law Offices of Ilene B. Belinsky P. C., our skilled Massachusetts family law firm is experienced in all family law matters. Attorney Belinsky helps you obtain a fair and reasonable child support arrangement that allows you to raise your child in a safe and healthy environment. Drawing on numerous years of experience, she helps parents:

  • Understand child support guidelines
  • Negotiate child support through mediation
  • Litigate child support issues
  • Enforce child support orders
  • Modify child support orders

In some cases, litigation is necessary to achieve financial support.  Methodical preparation, attention  to details and investigation into assets, earnings and debt is the usual practice in anticipation of a court appearance to achieve the best support arrangements.

Child Support Guidelines

Every three years, Massachusetts is obligated to review its child support guidelines and establish new criteria and guidelines.  Attorney Belinsky is current with the changes in the law and the case law supporting them.  She will work with you so that you understand the basis of these guidelines and how they apply to you. To achieve the best possible financial solutions within the guidelines, she begins with using the discovery process to compel a full, truthful financial disclosure.  She will help you obtain support payments that best accommodate your financial circumstances and most appropriately provide for your child’s needs.

Child support settlements through mediation

Through the structured process of mediation, couples can put aside their differences and focus on the one objective where they tend to agree — their children’s well-being. Mediation presents a forum for creating fair child support plans that allow both parents to share in the financial obligations of raising their children. Attorney Belinsky will also work with you while you go through mediation to clarify and explain the process toward equitable solutions.

Enforcement and modification of child support

If your child’s parent has fallen behind on child support payments, you may need assistance to collect that money.  Attorney Belinsky can guide you through the process of enforcing your child support order.

Sometimes, you have financial issues that put your ability to comply with a court order in jeopardy.  Call Attorney Belinsky to discuss and work through different options to protect you from running into difficulty for failing to obey a court order.

When financial problems or the changing needs of your children alter your circumstances, a  change my be warranted. Meet with Attorney Belinsky to see how your circumstances relate to the legal standards for modification.

Call the Law Offices of Ilene B. Belinsky today at 508-436-4613 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Brockton office.