Archives for Child Support

Can an order for child support be modified without going to court in MA?

Additional Info: My ex-wife and I agreed to lower child support payments.   Our youngest son is now in public school and we no longer have the pay the exorbitant daycare expense in Wayland. Can an order for child support be modified without going to court?  We modified the divorce agreement and both signed it and even had a neighbor sign as a witness.   Is what we did legally binding? Attorney Answer: You can agree to a lower child support payment without an actual order from the Court, but that will be like having an agreement with a gentlemen’s handshake.  You
Read More

Categories: Articles and Divorce FAQ's.

I just got laid off. Can I request my ex provide additional support?

Additional Information: My ex-husband provides child support and alimony and I just got laid off from my job.  We live in the Greater Boston area and I won’t be able to make rent without additional support if I don’t find a job in the next month or so.  Is it possible to modify the provisions of a divorce in this type of situation?   What is the process and is it difficult? ATTORNEY ANSWER: You can seek a modification from the original order by filing a Complaint for Modification, which will have to be served upon your ex-spouse.  To be successful,
Read More

Categories: Articles and Divorce FAQ's.