Contrary to many people’s understanding, child support is the obligation of both parents. However, as the child/children normally reside primarily with one parent, that parent receives contribution from the other parent for food, shelter, and clothing for the child/children. In both RI and MA, child support is an income calculation. At Pelletier Marshall & Clark, our RI and MA family law attorneys work with our clients to uncover every possible source of income that should be used to calculate support. We utilize such resources as forensic accounting, business valuation, subpoena powers, and court-sanctioned discovery to expose income of the parents. Our RI and MA child support lawyers believe that each parent owes an obligation of support to the children and we fight aggressively to make sure each parent pays his or her share.