Fair and Reasonable
Since Massachusetts is an equitable distribution state, the court needs to approve the agreement regarding support issues — child support and alimony — based on a standard demanding the agreement be fair and reasonable. The difficult part is crafting an agreement that is fair and reasonable in the eyes of the court while still remaining agreeable to both parties. It takes an attorney with experience to navigate these tricky waters.
The lawyers at the Medway, Massachusetts, law firm of Kenney & Kenney have more than 20 years of experience serving Holliston, Franklin, Medway and surrounding Massachusetts communities clients in family law, divorce and other legal practice areas. We are able to help you arrange a child support and alimony agreement that is fair and reasonable, and in your and your children’s best interests.
Deciding the Amount of Child Support, Alimony and Spousal Support
One place the court looks to determine what is fair and reasonable for child support determinations is the Massachusetts child support guidelines. This is a formula, based on factors such as:
- Gross income of the parties
- Who has custody
- The amount of time spent by each child with each parent
We have experience making child support and alimony recommendations in accordance with the child support guidelines that the court is likely to approve. This results in a smooth transition, and saves our clients time and money.
When you are looking for a law firm that can help you through the child support and alimony aspect of your divorce, call our office or send Kenney & Kenney an e-mail. We offer free initial consultations and competitive prices for our Massachusetts divorce clients.