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The 2021 Child Support Guidelines and Deviations


Date Aired: Monday, April 4, 2022
Runtime: 2:00h

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This panel covered the 2021 Child Support Guidelines with a focus on deviations. Panelists discussed the recent changes to the guidelines now that they have been in effect for several months. The panel covered:

  • How to determine when to consider asking for a deviation
  • What factors can be persuasive when asking for a deviation
  • The use of court forms to request a deviation
  • How to propose findings to facilitate the process of obtaining a deviation from the court
  • How the Department of Revenue responds to deviation requests
  • Practice tips

This webinar was hosted using Zoom.


Denise Fitzgerald, Esq., Program Co-chair
Administrative Office of the Probate and Family Court, Boston
Anna Richardson, Esq., Program Co-chair
Veterans Legal Services, Boston
Hon. Megan Christopher, Panelist
Suffolk Probate and Family Court, Boston
Hon. Claudine Wyner, Panelist
Hampden Probate and Family Court, Springfield
Grace Roessler, Esq., Panelist
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Boston
Lisa M. Barr, Esq., Panelist
Commonwealth of Massachusetts-Dept of Revenue/Child Support Enforcement, Hyannis

Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

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