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Massachusetts Laws

Massachusetts Regulations

Child Support Guidelines

Forms

Selected Cases

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Massachusetts Laws

MGL c.208, s.28
Children; care, custody and maintenance; child support obligations; provisions for education and health insurance

MGL c.209D, s.1-9
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

MGL c.273, s.1  
Failure to comply with support order

MGL c.273, s.15  
Duty to support children born out of wedlock

MGL c.273, s.15A  
Abandonment and wilful nonsupport

Massachusetts Regulations

830 CMR 18.18A.1
Cooperation by Applicants for and Recipients of Public Assistance with Efforts by the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Department of Revenue to Establish Parentage and Establish, Modify and Enforce Child Support Orders

830 CMR 119A pdf format of 830 CMR 119A
Child Support Enforcement (Department of Revenue)

Child Support Guidelines

Child Support Guidelines effective August 1, 2013, Mass. Trial Court. 2013 
Guidelines and Instructions also available as a free ebook .

Forms

Child Support Forms

Selected Cases

Adoption of Marlene , 443 Mass. 494 (2005)
Supreme Judicial Court held: "We conclude that a parent's consent to adoption of his or her child under G.L. c. 210, § 2 , does not terminate the parental duty to support the child."

Okoli v. Okoli , 81 Mass. App. Ct. 371 (2012)
A husband was required to pay child support for twins who "were conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) using donor sperm and donor eggs.." "even though he did not intend to be legally responsible for any child so created." He "was the legal father of the children because he consented to the artificial insemination of his wife."

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