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Massachusetts Child Support Enforcement

To make sure Massachusetts child support is paid, the state has several tactics and penalties for child support enforcement. After divorce, some parents miss child support payments or don't make payments at all. To help protect childrens' financial futures the state has a child support enforcement agency to enforce the collection of unpaid child support.

Parents who don't pay child support may face:

  • Being held in contempt of court
  • Withholding income
  • Increase in child support obligation
  • Liens on property
  • Interception of federal and state tax refunds
  • Credit reporting
  • Suspension of driver's, professional, trade or business licenses

A local Massachusetts divorce lawyer can help you protect your child's future, as well as your finances. Learn more about child support laws and how your divorce may affect child support obligations. Connect by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Massachusetts divorce case review form to get started today.

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The above synopsis of Massachusetts divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Massachusetts divorce lawyer in your area.

Massachusetts divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.