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Press Release Massachusetts Trial Court Child Support Guidelines Task Force Formed

For immediate release:
10/21/2020
  • Probate and Family Court
  • Executive Office of the Trial Court
  • Massachusetts Court System

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Jennifer Donahue and Erika Gully-Santiago

BOSTON, MATrial 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.
  • 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. More information about the virtual public forums will be available at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/2020-2021-child-support-guidelines-review.

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

 

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Probate and Family Court 

The Probate and Family Court Department handles matters involving families and children, like divorce, child support, and wills.

Executive Office of the Trial Court 

The Executive Office of the Trial Court facilitates communication and enables joint leadership of the Trial Court by the Chief Justice of the Trial Court and the Court Administrator.

Massachusetts Court System 

The Massachusetts court system consists of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, the Executive Office of the Trial Court, the 7 Trial Court departments, the Massachusetts Probation Service, and the Office of Jury Commissioner.
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