Surprise! You Have a 17 Year Old Child You Never Knew. Now Pay Up!

Massachusetts laws provide formulas for the calculation of child support, but judges have considerable discretion to adjust their child support orders to fit individual circumstances. In one interesting case, a judge’s child support order required a father to pay seventeen years’ worth of back child support. See O’Meara v. Doherty, 53 Mass. App. Ct. 599 […]