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Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Child Support MA Case

From Bloomberg Family Law Reporter:

While it is within a trial court's discretion to order child support when parents share physical custody of their child, such an award may not be used to equalize their incomes, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Aug. 15. Explaining that income equalization is inconsistent with principles underlying support orders, the court also noted that the trial judge below did not find that the subject child's reasonable needs were not being met in the absence of such an order, where both parents enjoyed comparable standards of living and had incomes exceeding the levels to which the support guidelines presumptively applied (M.C. v. T.K., Mass., No. 10910, 8/15/12).

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Hat Tip: Naomi Cahn

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Sounds like the Massachusetts factors for child support determination are very much like the Florida factors for an alimony award. Very interesting how the family law is implemented in other parts of the U.S. Thank you for a good post. We will check back here often. Sean Smallwood, ESQ.

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