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Parents must consider not only how divorce affects them, but also how it affects their children — both emotionally and financially. At Cervizzi & Associates, our family law attorneys are experienced in all family law matters. We help you obtain a fair and reasonable child support arrangement that allows you to raise your child in a safe and healthy environment. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience, we help parents:

  • Understand child support guidelines
  • Negotiate child support through mediation
  • Litigate child support issues
  • Enforce child support orders
  • Modify child support orders

In some cases, litigation is necessary for your child to receive fair financial support from both parents. Our attorneys methodically prepare for litigation to achieve the most equitable support arrangement for your child.

Massachusetts law establishes general child support guidelines. Our attorneys help you understand the basis of these guidelines and how they apply to you. We’re committed to achieving the best possible financial solutions within the guidelines. That begins with using the discovery process to compel a full, truthful financial disclosure, so the court can calculate basic child support with accurate data. Affluent couples must often deal with issues beyond basic child support, such as payments for private school tuition, sports and enrichment activities. We help you obtain support payments that best accommodate your financial circumstances and most appropriately provide for your child’s needs.

Through the structured process of mediation, couples can put aside their differences and focus on the one objective where they tend to agree — their children’s well-being. Mediation presents a forum for creating fair child support plans that allow both parents to share in the financial obligations of raising their children. Our skilled negotiators can guide the process toward equitable solutions.

If your spouse has fallen behind on child support payments, you may need assistance to collect the money that rightfully belongs to your child. At Cervizzi & Associates, we guide you through the process of enforcing your child support order.

Of course, financial problems or the changing needs of your children may alter your circumstances. Still, you must continue to pay child support at the current level until the court modifies your order. Our attorneys help you petition expeditiously for a modification to avoid undue hardship.

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  • "I went to Cervizzi and Associates over 3 years ago to discuss with Laura Cervizzi about divorcing my husband, after my decision was made Laura paired me with Atty. Amy Kraft a young, conscientious lawyer. I was a bit hesitant, but Laura assured me she would be the right person for the job. And two years together, she was the right person, she was kind, compassionate brilliant and always there for me in my darkest hours she wasn’t after two years my attorney, she was my friend and guardian she understood me and how I would react to what was going on through this ordeal a wonderful diligent young lady, I am so grateful for her coming to my aid, keeping me on track and for the wonderful relationship which blossomed with all at Cervizzi and Associates. If anyone is in need of this type of service these are the group of women to take care of you from Laura, to Priscilla and gratefully to Amy. Thank you to all of you, you are simply the best."

  • "Nicole, I will never be able to thank you enough for helping me to get through my divorce. You have not only been an excellent lawyer who helped me to navigate through a foreign process, you have been a caring friend. I could always count on you to give me professional advice that was always in my best interest. You “got” my ex-husband and what he was trying to do to my children and I. You were adept at handling his lawyer and through her, him. Thank you so much for supporting me in court the day of my divorce. You stayed by my side and made sure that I was OK from the moment I entered the building until it was over and I left. I am very happy with my settlement. I will miss you! Laura is extremely lucky to have you on her team but I’m sure she knows that! I will always recommend Cervizzi & Associates in a heartbeat!"

  • "Nicole, you have moved mountains to remove a large obstacle from my life! I moved a lot emotionally, to get here today. There is a lot more “moving for me in the future! I can’t thank you enough for all the hard work you did for me. You are very strong, smart, and knowledgeable. I truly believe anyone else would have gotten me different results. Like you know, my now ex-husband wasn’t very reasonable and I believe you were right on the mark in knowing how to deal with him. Thank you for understanding where he was coming from, and understanding what was needed. Thank you for the thousand e-mails and phone calls I sent your way. Most of all, thank you for treating me like a friend. You treated me with the upmost respect. I would recommend you in a heartbeat. You are an excellent lawyer!"

  • "Laura M., thank you so much for everything you have done over the last year! You offered great support and guidance, and have a natural cheerleader, and defender in you. It is because of you that my daughter is safe and I can move on with my life. "

  • "Hey Nicole, Thank you again for all of your help. My son couldn’t be more excited. The best part was his first words when he heard the news… “Dad, that’s so awesome. I’m actually really excited to start school now.” You did a good thing here! I was absolutely thrilled with the outcome of my case and the way in which you were able to manage the issues."

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