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In MA Is child support based on 2nd income?

Q.  In MA Is child support based on 2nd income? In MA, child support is based upon the income of the parties.  “Income is defined as gross income from whatever source, regardless of whether that income is recognized by the Internal Revenue Code or reported to the...

Parent doesn’t arrive at pickup location on time

Q: Parent doesn’t arrive at pickup location on time.  Do I have to give child to her? This is very fact dependent.  But my advice is always to take a reasonable approach.  If a parent is scheduled to begin parenting time at 3PM and shows up at 3:30PM, you should...

Court Closure Questions

We finally agreed on terms for modification of our parenting plan.  Where the court is now closed, does this mean that we can’t sign an agreement and submit it for approval? Answer: If you are working toward a resolution of a case, always keep trying!   If you can...

How long will it take to get divorced in NH?

As with many aspects of parenting cases, the answer is in the facts.  The amount of time varies drastically from case to case.  I’ve seen divorces that take exactly one month to complete and others that have taken as much as several years.  If you can...
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