On October 4, 2021 new child support guidelines went into effect. The guidelines apply to the first $400,000.00 of combined available income of the parents. Per the guidelines, “where combined income is above $400,00 the Court should consider the award of support at the $400,000 level as the minimum presumptive order. The child support obligation for the portion of combined available income that exceeds $400,000 shall be at the discretion of the Court”. https://www.mass.gov/law-
The new child support guidelines recognize that while alimony is for the spouse and child support is for the children, that it may be appropriate to calculate alimony first or second depending on the circumstances.
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