Child Support and Alimony

Westfield, Massachusetts, Lawyers for Your Support Needs

Issues of child support and alimony are often about more than just money. They are about the quality of life for you and your children. At the Westfield, Massachusetts, Law Offices of Moir & Ross, we take this to heart. When you have a concern about child support or alimony, we offer legal guidance.

Child Support

In Massachusetts, the amount of child support owed is determined by the Massachusetts child support guidelines. The state guidelines work as a “formula,” where the court may take into account certain factors like the gross weekly income of the noncustodial parent, the ages of the children being supported, and income of the custodial parent after child care expenses.

Determining child support under the guidelines can be complicated. We recommend that you consult with us to make sure that your rights are adequately protected.

When a parent refuses to pay child support, we can also bring a legal action, asking the court to enforce the child support order. We know how important it can be to take quick and effective legal action when the well-being of your children is at stake.

That’s why we work aggressively to fight for you in court. Our skilled attorneys can also help petition the court to modify the child support order when circumstances change.


Alimony (sometimes called spousal support) is awarded in some divorces, typically at the end of a long-term marriage when one spouse has a great need and the other spouse has the ability to pay. At the Law Offices of Moir & Ross, we can help you determine how Massachusetts alimony laws may apply to your situation.

Contact the Law Offices of Moir & Ross by calling 413-568-1957 to talk with us about your child support or alimony concerns.

Initial consultations are free. Our law firm is conveniently located in Westfield, Massachusetts, about two miles from the Mass Pike.