There are many important financial issues related to dependent (unemancipated) children in family law cases. It is important to understand that in Massachusetts, an adult child (18 years of age and older) may be considered dependent through and including the child’s 23rd birthday. Under the law, such adult children may be entitled to financial support from their parents even though they are no longer subject to parenting plans because they are legally adults.
Typical issues affecting children and divorce include:
- Child support
- Health insurance
- Uninsured medical expenses
- Educational expenses
- Life insurance
- Income tax considerations
It is important that you explain your family’s specific circumstances to an experienced family law attorney such as those at the Law Office of Frank Gaynor to explore fully and protect your legal rights. Please contact us to obtain advice pertinent to your particular situation.