How Much is Too Much Child Support?

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On Jan. 1, Massachusetts adopted new child-support guidelines (link is external) that will likely raise the amount paid by non-custodial parents, usually fathers.

Are the new guidelines excessive and unfair, as a lawsuit charges? Or were the old guidelines too stingy? How much child support is enough? How much is too much?

Fathers & Families (link is external), a Boston-based advocacy organization, says the payments under the new guidelines are excessive. Non-custodial parents, usually fathers, who must now make increased payments could be forced to work long hours or move to a distant community to find housing they can afford.

FOX 25 Boston News – – Just hearing the words child support sparks an emotional response. Fathers who feel like the rules are more about the paycheck than the parenting, mothers who say they cant live on what they have. In general, the perception is, its unfairly biased against men in the state of Massachusetts, says John Ollen of Marthas Vineyard. Full Story

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