Worcester Child Support Attorneys

A divorce can affect everyone in the family, including children often feeling caught in the middle. The best family law attorneys are sensitive to the financial and personal well-being of everyone involved — especially children. There's no such thing as an effective resolution that fails taking into account children's best interests.

Protecting Children's Best Interests in Massachusetts Since 1916

At Mirick O'Connell, our attorneys have delivered unwavering support to mothers and fathers with child support concerns. We have seen firsthand parents worried about being able to provide for their children with one less household income. Our lawyers are equally committed to protecting clients from paying child support to financially independent ex-spouses. No matter what side of the case you are on, you can feel confident knowing we will deliver the results you and you children need.

Our family law attorneys are committed to making sure children have the support they need. At the same time, we protect parents from paying more support than they can afford. We know the law and will take every measure possible to enforce your rights. Contact our Worcester child support lawyers for an initial consultation in Westborough, Boston or Worcester, Massachusetts.

Child Support Is Not Based on a Secret Formula

The amount of child support to be paid and by whom is determined by a statutory formula. The formula takes a variety of factors into consideration, including:

  • Incomes of both parents
  • Amount of time each parent spends with his or her child

Deviations from the formula can be made based on the needs of the child and other special circumstances. Our Worcester attorneys are skilled at finding child support agreements that protect the interest of our clients and cover all issues that can affect child support such as alimony, school expenses and college tuition, extracurricular activities and special medical needs. We can also assist with creating child support arrangements that maximize tax deductions to ensure a larger amount of money is spent on the children.

Helping You Enforce or Modify Support Arrangements

Child custody and support arrangements are not written in stone. When one parent loses his or her job or experience another significant financial change, the order can be modified. Make sure you have an experienced lawyer committed to protecting your financial interests.

At Mirick O'Connell, we are highly skilled at modifying agreements and finding reasonable resolutions. When one parent loses a job, the other parent may be available to provide day care. Based on our comprehensive experience, we can help you find solutions that make sense. We also have extensive experience enforcing child support orders when one parent fails to fulfill his or her end of the bargain.

Westborough Parenting Time Lawyers Working for You

The child support formula was altered in 2009 in order to take parenting time into consideration. If there is a shared parenting schedule, each parent could pay child support or receive child support. This is different from the previous era, where it was considerably more difficult to receive financial compensation based upon shared parenting. Our lawyers can provide you with knowledgeable advice regarding parenting plans and their effect on child support.

Contact Us Online or Call 800-741-4015 for a Consultation

When your children's best interests are on the line, make sure you have an experienced attorney in your corner. At Mirick O'Connell, we have a strong legacy handling child support cases throughout Massachusetts and are fully prepared to deliver the results you deserve. Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation in Westborough, Boston or Worcester, Massachusetts.