Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Lovin' Series: Why is the DOR taking me to Court for Child Support?

Summer is finally here.  The air is humid, the sunblock is out, and it's finally time for vacations and school break.  But enjoying summer too much has its consequences.  Our Summer Lovin' series is about those consequences for Unmarried Parents in Massachusetts:

Summer Lovin' Series #5: Why is the DOR taking me to Court for Child Support?

The Department of Revenue (DOR) files child support complaints on behalf of parents when they request it or when they receive services from the Department of Transitional Assistance. DOR hearings typically result in child support judgments, which can last as long as 23 years.  It's important to have representation at this hearing so that the agreements or judgments that are reached are fair to both the parents and the child.

DOR Hearings do not typically include custody and parenting plan negotiations.  Usually a separate Complaint is required to resolve parenting and custody issues, though sometimes they can be settled at a DOR hearing if both parties agree.

Kelsey & Trask, P.C. is now offering flat fee representation at DOR support hearings for a flat fee of $750 in most cases.  For teen parents under the age of 18, Kelsey & Trask, P.C. offers free representation for DOR support hearings.

For more information visit our webpage devoted specifically to DOR hearings.

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