Skilled Child Support Attorney in Framingham, Metrowest Boston

Dedicated to your children's well-being

An important issue to be considered in divorce and un-married parent cases is child support. In addition to the emotional aspect of divorce and separation, there is the financial side that affects the parties and their children - emotionally and financially. Fitzpatrick Family Law in Framingham, Metrowest can help you obtain a fair and reasonable child support arrangement that allows you to raise your child in a safe and healthy environment.

We help parents:

  • Understand child support guidelines
  • Negotiate child support through mediation or direct discussions
  • Litigate child support issues when necessary to go to court
  • Determine if guideline support is not the best answer in your case
  • Enforce child support orders
  • Modify child support orders

Massachusetts child support guidelines

Massachusetts law establishes general child support guidelines. Attorney Shannon Fitzpatrick can explain the basis and structure of these guidelines and how they apply to you. In certain cases, guideline support may not be the best solution for your case.We can 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 obligation of raising their children. We are skilled in negotiation and can guide the process toward equitable solutions.

Litigation of child support

In some cases, litigation is necessary for your child to receive fair financial support from both parents. We methodically prepare for litigation to achieve the most equitable support arrangement for your child.

Enforcement of child support

If your spouse has fallen behind on child support payments, you may need assistance to collect the money that rightfully belongs to your child. At Fitzpatrick Family Law, we guide you through the process of enforcing your child support order.

Modification of child support

Unemployment or other financial changes may put you in a different financial situation than when child support was set originally. However, you must continue to pay child support until the court modifies your order. We can help you expeditiously process a modification of your child support order so that both parties equitably share in the expenses of raising your child.

Contact our Framingham, Metrowest Boston family law firm experienced with child support matters

Call Fitzpatrick Family Law at 508-309-6979 (office) or 612-617-0378 (cell), or contact us online to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Shannon Fitzpatrick.