I focus my practice on helping people who face real-life issues. I have dedicated my... more
I focus my practice on helping people who face real-life issues. I have dedicated my entire career to this. While in college, I helped draft a grant to secure federal funding for a court-related program for people with substance abuse issues. I also interned for a prominent United States Senator in Washington, D.C. During my law school career, I interned for a Boston-area criminal defense fir... view profile
Attorney Karpf provides experienced advocacy, consultation, and mediation in a... more
Attorney Karpf provides experienced advocacy, consultation, and mediation in a multitude of practice areas, including divorce, child custody, child support and alimony, domestic abuse, asset and income discovery, recovery and protection, trusts, estates, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, fraud, alternative family structures, consumer protection, and small business litigation. Att... 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.