Every marriage, and every divorce, is unique and different. The approach to advocacy... more
Every marriage, and every divorce, is unique and different. The approach to advocacy must be appropriate for the conflict. My firm has offices in Woburn and Saugus, and we make ourselves available to clients to meet their schedules, and their needs. We are the creators of MA Child Support Calculator App, the only free Massachusetts child support calculator app available on Android smartph... view profile
Valerie A. Ross has been a family law attorney for over 25 years. Her areas of... more
Valerie A. Ross has been a family law attorney for over 25 years. Her areas of practice include divorce, separation, custody, visitation/parenting plans, child support, alimony, asset division, paternity, guardianships, modifications, contempt proceedings, and restraining orders. Attorney Ross works directly with each client to provide knowledgeable and experienced representation.
I have been practicing law for over 17 years as a family law attorney serving the... more
I have been practicing law for over 17 years as a family law attorney serving the North Shore and Greater Boston area (including Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties). My practice is tailored to provide legal guidance to clients in all areas of family law, including Divorce (contested or uncontested), Prenuptial Agreements, Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Modificati... 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.