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Fathers & Families, Inc. v. Chief Justice for Administration and Management

January 01, 2011

Amid a legal challenge to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines, the Boston Bar Association filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts arguing these and other points:

(1) The process whereby Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines have been promulgated is in compliance with the Massachusetts Constitution.

(2) Striking down the Guidelines. . .
(a)  Would lead to uncertainty, instability, and inefficiency in awarding child support;
(b)  Could jeopardize Federal Funding for the Commonwealth’s Public Welfare Programs.