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2020-2021 Child Support Guidelines Review

Learn about the work of the Child Support Guidelines Task Force, and public forums.

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Press Release

BOSTON, MA — Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey has announced the formation of the 2020-2021 Massachusetts Trial Court Child Support Guidelines Task Force.

The Task Force is charged with reviewing the current Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines and offering any recommendations of changes. The Task Force members include:

  • Hon. John D. Casey (Co-chair)
  • Hon. Katherine Field (Co-chair)
  • Kara Carey, Esq.
  • David Friedman, Esq.
  • Fern Frolin, Esq.
  • Lisa Greenberg, Esq.
  • Christopher Hercun
  • Peter Kajko, Esq.
  • Hon. Robert W. Langlois (ret.)
  • Dolores O'Neill, Esq.
  • Anna Richardson, Esq.
  • Jamie Sabino, Esq.
  • Kimberlie Sweet, Esq.
  • Patrick Yoyo, Esq.
  • Amanda Vanderhorst, Esq.
  • Kelly Zawistowski, Esq.


The Task Force is seeking public comment and suggestions concerning the current Child Support Guidelines and the current Child Support Guidelines Worksheet.

Written comments may be submitted to the Task Force at: childsupport@jud.state.ma.us. If specific changes to the Child Support Guidelines or Worksheet are suggested, the specific sections to be changed should be referenced, suggested language should be included, and the reasons for the proposed change included.

The Task Force will also be holding virtual public forums where brief oral statements may be made. 

The deadline for submission of all comments is December 15, 2020.

Submit comments

Public comments may be submitted until December 15, 2020, at childsupport@jud.state.ma.us.

Virtual public forums

Virtual Public Forums were held in January 2021 on the 21st, 22nd, and 26th.

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