Amid a legal challenge to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines, the
Boston Bar Association has filed an amicus
brief in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts arguing these and other
(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
(b) Could jeopardize
Federal Funding for the Commonwealth's Public Welfare Programs.
The case now pending before the Supreme Judicial Court is called Fathers
& Families, Inc. v. Chief Justice for Administration and Management.
The Boston Bar Association's amicus brief was drafted by Frances M. Giordano,
Kelly A. Leighton, Gayle-Stone Turesky, Lee Peterson, and Alexander D.