Family Law Steering Committee
The Boston Bar Association, BBA, has recently appointed Kates & Barlow Attorney Wendie Murstein to their Family Law Steering Committee. One of the more urgent concerns the committee is addressing is promoting clarity regarding the new Child Support Guidelines. Murstein, and other task force members under the guidance of another Boston domestic relations attorney Francine Gardikas, are fielding concerns from the family law community as a result of the changes implemented in 2009. These changes outline many scenarios including multiple families, inclusion of overtime or second job income in determining child support and child support when the parties share physical custody. The goal of the task force is to define and clarify areas of concern for domestic relations practitioners.