Family Law

Child Support

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins Law Firm
The Value of Wilchins Cosentino & Novins

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins is a mid-sized law firm designed purposefully to offer exceptional service and exceptional value to our clients. At WCN, we are large enough to have expertise in many law practices including family law, while small enough to deliver exceptional service through a personalized, concierge approach. We serve clients in Massachusetts with our primary office being in Wellesley, MA and additional offices in Chelmsford and Boston.

Family law cases can involve complex collateral questions regarding taxes, trusts and estates and business entities, and family lawyers at small family law firms may not have ready access to tax attorneys, trust and estate attorneys, corporate and real estate attorneys to assist and advise their clients on such questions. As a mid-sized law firm, we have these experienced attorneys available to collaborate, working together on our clients’ behalf at a value Boston-based firms cannot match.

Child Support

Child support is the financial assistance one parent will pay the other when they are no longer sharing a home, to help with the cost of raising their children. Child support in Massachusetts is based on a formula as set forth in the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. Although, the formula applies to the majority of child support cases, there are facts that may lead to a deviation from that figure or facts that may make the determination of child support more complicated, such as self-employment or complex compensation structures. Child support is often a contested aspect of a divorce. For example, in some cases, where the court finds a person to be voluntarily unemployed or underemployed, the court may use the amount a person should be earning, rather than what they are actually earning, in making a child support award.

Representative Case

In a divorce modification case, we secured a substantial reduction in our client’s child support obligation because one of the children now resided with him and, in addition, secured an award of his attorneys’ fees based on our good faith early attempts to resolve the case without the need for contested litigation, which the other party had rebuffed.

Meet Our Family Law Attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins

MA Attorney David Burgess

David Burgess

Of Counsel

MA Attorney Michael Friedman

Michael P. Friedman

Senior Counsel


Divorce isn’t easy … We have one daughter that was pretty much stuck in the middle of all of this along with a pretty complicated financial situation … David Burgess and I ran a three year marathon together, and I appreciate all that he did.

– S.N.

Why WCN for Family Law Matters

Why Law Firm

Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.

High Caliber Legal Services. Our family law attorneys are experienced, skilled and compassionate to mediate or litigate family law matters in Massachusetts. We put our extensive knowledge and legal acumen to work for you, including collaborating with other attorneys in our firm to develop a thoughtful, cohesive and pragmatic legal strategy.
Breadth of Practice Areas. We designed our law firm and our practice areas to offer a breadth of legal expertise to best serve our clients.
Concierge Approach. Our clients are assured of our accessibility, personal attention and skilled guidance as we seamlessly and adeptly address their legal needs.
Exceptional Value. We deliver exceptional value by being efficient; offering value that Boston-based firms cannot match.
Longevity. At WCN, our clients work with us throughout the many stages of their life. We seek to earn your business and trust, to guide you throughout life’s stages.
Our skilled, caring and experienced family law attorneys are dedicated to listening to and advising our clients to resolve family law matters. We assist clients via mediation or litigation across all areas of family law, including:

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Child Support Guidelines October 2021

Child Support Guidelines October 2021

On August 2, 2021, the Executive Office to the Trial Court published new Child Support Guidelines. The new Guidelines become effective on October 4, 2021. There are significant changes to the calculation of support as compared to the previous Guidelines published...

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