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Child Support & Alimony

Divorce and Financial Support

During a marriage, finances become intertwined. One of the most challenging aspects of the divorce process is not only untangling finances, but seeing that you and your child come out of it with what you need to move forward.

At the Hart Law Office in Marlborough, Massachusetts, our lawyers understand how to provide you with strong guidance about child support and alimony.

Determining Child Support

In most cases, child support is actually one of the simplest aspects of a divorce. There are clear guidelines that are used to determine the amount of child support, based on factors such as the income of each parent. In some cases, deviation from these guidelines is necessary, but this is rare.

One other factor that is taken into consideration when determining child support is child custody arrangements. While legal custody plays a role, a judge will consider how the parents have divided physical custody. For example, a parent with sole physical custody of the child is likely to receive higher support payments than a parent who shares joint physical custody with the other parent.

Determining Alimony

Alimony, which is often referred to as spousal maintenance or spousal support, is much more complex than child support. There are no simple guidelines that can be followed.

Alimony is based partly on income, partly on the length of marriage, partly on standard of living and other factors. Our attorneys have the understanding of the law to handle this challenging aspect of a divorce in a confident and correct manner.

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