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Child Support

Introduction to child support


Learn about child support. Find out how to ask for a child support order, how to enforce a child support order, and how to change a child support order.

How do I change a child support order?

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Learn how to change a child support order. Find out when you can ask for a modification, and what you need to file.

What happens when I ask for a change in my child support order?


Find out what will happen in court after you file to modify the child support order.

Can I modify my child support payments?

See examples of parents who can modify their child support order.    


When Leonard hurt his back he went on disability. But the disability checks are not as much as he was making before. He is struggling to make child support payments when his income is much less.  He needs the court to lower the amount of child support he must pay. He wonders if he has a good reason to ask the court to change the child support order.

Leonard is a fictional character created by MassLegalHelp.

   
   


Luis' health insurance at work just went up. Jessica does not have to pay so much for health insurance.He needs the court to change the order so that he pays more child support and Jessica pays for the children's health insurance. Jessica must agree. He wonders if he has a good reason to ask the court to change the child support order.

Luis is a fictional character created by MassLegalHelp.

   
   


5 years ago Marla's children lived with their dad and she paid him child support. Now, the children are living with her, but she is still paying child support to Joe. She needs to stop paying child support to Joe because she has the children with her. She may even need to ask the court to order Joe to pay child support to her. She wonders what to do.

Marla is a fictional character created by MassLegalHelp.

   
   


Mike lost his job. The unemployment insurance he is getting is only about half what he was making. He needs to change his child support order. He wonders if he has a good reason to ask the court to change the child support order.

Mike is a fictional character created by MassLegalHelp.

   
   

Child support and visitation

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Domestic Violence

Unemployment insurance for survivors of domestic violence


209A Protective orders

Supervised Visitation


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