Lynette Paczkowski Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “Family bar on board with new child support guidelines”
The revised child support guidelines that went into effect at the beginning of October have brought some much-needed clarity and consistency in the determination of parental payment obligations. The areas covered in these revisions include lower minimum support obligations for extremely low-income payors, the elimination of the cap on health insurance costs, and clarification on the types of Social Security payments to be considered in the calculation. Lynette Paczkowski spoke with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly to discuss these new guidelines and to answer questions on Social Security payments.
“There was a recognition that Massachusetts is a fairly expensive place to live,” Paczkowski said. “Regardless of whether or not the average income in Massachusetts is higher than elsewhere, not every household meets that average, but every household is subject to the cost of living here.”
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