Massachusetts Child Support Calculator
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To use the child support calculator, select or enter the appropriate information next to each statement.
When you have completed the form, click on the calculate button to get an estimate of the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent will have to pay to the custodial parent in Massachusetts.
Disclaimer: Please remember that these calculators are for informational and educational purposes only. The amount of child support a court will order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator.
For the most part, these calculators assume that all of the children at issue will primarily live with one parent. They are not intended to estimate child support for joint physical custody or split custody arrangements.
These calculators do not take into account any possible adjustments for children who are not subject to the custody order, but who are living with one of the parents. Finally, these calculators may be based on older or outdated state guidelines or calculations and may not take into consideration state or federal tax implications on income.
These and many other factors can affect a child support order entered by a court.
Modifying your Massachusetts Child Support Order
In Massachusetts, modifications to child support orders must receive approval from the court, as only the court can modify child support obligations. Read the following information to learn how to start the process of modifying your child support order.
If you already have a pre-existing child support order with the Department of Revenue (DOR) and your youngest child is under 17 ½, you may be eligible to request that your child support order be modified. The Child Support Enforcement Division of the DOR can help you through the process of requesting an administrative hearing from the court. Following is the process you will need to take in order to modify your Massachusetts child support order:
- File a Complaint for Modification form (the form will be mailed to the other parent)
- Wait several weeks for a court hearing
- Compile evidence regarding your ability to pay
- Attend a court hearing