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    Aug 27, 2008, 06:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by JudyKayTee
    Where did you find this? I find the formula - which is complicated - but nothing that mentions this percentage.

    I do not know the formula or where to find the percentage but when I was not receiving my full support order I called and they said it was because they can not take more than 65% of his pay (if he does not work a full week for whatever reason)
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    Aug 27, 2008, 10:01 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by JudyKayTee
    I have no idea what your circumstances and maybe there are extenuating circumstances but Massachusetts State Law says monthly support is -

    1 child - $167 plus 22% of weekly income over $750;
    2 children - $199 plus 30% of weekly income over $750;
    3 children - $222 plus 33% of weekly income over $750.

    It actually depends on the parents income because I only get $65 a week for 2 children, there father has another support order for older child that is $80 a week for one child.


    The basic child support obligation, based upon the income of the non-custodial parent is as follows:

    1 2 3


    $0-$100 Discretion of the court, but not less than $80 per month

    $101-$280 21% 24% 27%

    $281-$750 $59 + 23% $67 + 28% $76 + 31%

    (% refers to all dollars over $280)
    $751-max $167 + 25% $199 + 30% $222 + 33%

    (% refers to all dollars over $750)

    For children in excess of 3 covered by the order, the support shall be no less than that for 3 children; should a judge order support at the 3 child level, written findings shall describe the circumstances of the particular case which warrant the minimum order.

    Within the discretion of the court, and in consideration of the totality of the circumstances of the parties, the Basic Order may be either increased or decreased by 2%. An adjustment of 2% shall not be considered a deviation.


    The above orders are to be increased to reflect the cost of raising older children. The following is intended to be applied to the age of the oldest child in the household for whom support is sought under the pending action.


    0-12 Basic Order Applies
    13-18 Basic Order + 10% of Basic Order
    Over 18 Discretion of the court (and if statute permits)

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