(Post updated to fix dead links and reference 2021 Guidelines) In Massachusetts, the Child Support Guidelines define the income that can be used when calculating child support. The list is exhaustive and as a starting point almost all income is considered with very few exceptions (both for the payor and recipient). We've created this handy tool for reference when trying to remember this guideline: doesallmyincomecountwhencalculatingchildsupportinmassachusetts.com What's In: In a recent case, Hoegen v. Hoegen, the Massachusetts Appeals Court indicated that even income from Restricted Stock Units that may have been waived in a property division should be included in the child support determination. Here is a blog post that beat us to an in depth look at that case: Lynch & Owens, PC - Are RSUs “Income” in Massachusetts Child Support Calculation? The Appeals Court in the Hoegen case noted that even though RSUs are not included in the sources of income lis
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