Last year the Massachusetts child support guidelines were amended. If you have been divorced for three years, you may be entitled to a modification of your current child support order if your payment obligation deviates from the new guidelines. The court will evaluate the deviation, and consider whether there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances to the parties income.
An example of a material and substantial change may be loss of employment, or new employment, or one of the parties suffering a disability which impairs his or her earning capacity. Because the facts and circumstances of everyone’s situation are different, if you think you may be entitled to a modification of your child support payment, you should consult with your legal professional.