The Law Office of Richard B. Kell offers high-quality and affordable legal services... more
The Law Office of Richard B. Kell offers high-quality and affordable legal services to individuals and families in the North Shore and Merrimack Valley Communities. We are primarily focused in the areas of Family Law and Estate Planning. As such, we are dedicated tobeing accessible and responsive to meeting each client's unique needs while adhering to the highest standards of excellence.We stri... view profile
I became an attorney in order to help people deal with difficult situations, and I... more
I became an attorney in order to help people deal with difficult situations, and I greatly enjoy winning my clients' trust and being worthy of that trust. While I greatly enjoy resolving difficult cases and do not shrink from conflict when necessary, I also strive to keep my client's goals in mind and to tailor my approach to each situation. I treat my clients as people, not sources of funding.... 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.