Massachusetts Attorneys Handling Child Support And Spousal Support Throughout Greater Boston and Central Massachusetts

For many divorcing couples, money was an issue during marriage. Financial concerns do not often stop there. After your divorce is final, you may have to cooperate with your spouse as he or she pays or receives support for child care and daily living needs.

It is important to assertively protect your financial interests during this time, no matter which side of the coin you are on — whether payer or payee. At Berardi Law, we can equip you with the information and counsel you need to not only understand your rights, but also take action when those rights are being threatened by family law actions.

Whether you are concerned about child support payments that your child needs for a stable home life, or need to achieve a fair agreement for spousal support issues, we can help.

How Will Support Payments Be Determined?

While many support agreements are guided by standard calculations, the court will consider several other factors when determining support payment schedules:

Child support

  • The child's health care needs
  • The child's educational needs
  • Each parent's income
  • The amount of time the child spends in each parent's care

Spousal support (alimony)

  • The length of the marriage
  • Prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements that outline financial decision-making during a divorce
  • Career choices that influence the ability to earn income (e.g., one party choosing to stay home and raise kids while the other continues to work)
  • Each party's employability and employment skill sets
  • Each party's contribution to the family's income
  • Retirement income, pension plans and investments that a spouse may have rights to
  • Each party's unique health care needs
  • Each party's conduct during marriage
  • Each party's assets and liabilities

While we are ready to take cases to court for our clients and aggressively defend them in support disputes, we recognize the value of negotiation in many cases. Every family's financial situation is different and complex — something that no judge can fully understand in the limited amount of time he or she hears a case.

We will help you take opportunities that save you money and develop more favorable agreements when possible. Contact our Massachusetts spousal support and child support lawyers online or by telephone at 617-206-4667 to discuss your options with an experienced attorney. We help clients throughout Suffolk County, Essex County, Worcester County and surrounding areas of Greater Boston.