Family Law — Alimony
Alimony Attorney – The Law Office of Erica M. Foster
Differences between Alimony and Child Support
It is important to know that alimony is treated differently than child support on your tax return. Alimony is tax deductible to the person paying it and included in the taxable income of the person receiving it. Child support, by contrast, is not taxable to the person who receives it and not tax deductible to the person who pays it. In the case of spouses with profoundly different incomes, there may be some tax advantages to using alimony.
Every state including Massachusetts has a standardized way of calculating child support between divorcing parents. When calculating child support, we use the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. The calculations consider your gross income, the cost of health insurance and the cost of child care.
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