New 2017 Child Support Guidelines updated 2018

The child support guidelines were updated in 2017 and then revised in 2018 with a new guideline worksheet which must be used in all pending cases. Please contact Peter A. Belmonte for any questions. … ...Read More

Major Changes in Child Support Guidelines

As of September 15, 2017 the child support guidelines have changed. Many of these changes are significant. There is a new guideline worksheet as well. Not only does this affect new orders, but the guidelines may create grounds for modifications of existing orders. Please contact me for further information and explanation. Please check the new 2018 update with new guideline calculator. … ...Read More

Major Changes in Alimony & Child Support Take Effect March 1, 2012

The long anticipated reform of Massachusetts alimony laws took effect on March 1, 2012 with the implementation of a major revision on M.G.L. chapter 208, section 36. That law now categorizes different types of alimony and sets limits on the duration of alimony based on the length of the marriage for the first time. Prior to this statutory standard each judge used their own standards in awarding … ...Read More