Michelle B. Sisco ("Miki") is a Massachusetts-licensed attorney whose legal practice... more
Michelle B. Sisco ("Miki") is a Massachusetts-licensed attorney whose legal practice is based at the Justice Bridge Legal Center. Ms. Sisco is experienced in employment discrimination, unemployment insurance benefits, domestic violence, and divorce cases—but she is particularly passionate about improving the lives of low-income women in the workplace.
Talia Simonds concentrates her practice in all areas of Family Law, including... more
Talia Simonds concentrates her practice in all areas of Family Law, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony, modification and contempt actions, paternity, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Talia was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2008, but has experience working in the legal profession since the mid-1990’s, much of which has been in the area of Family Law. Talia... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.