I think you have the wrong amount it appears to be around between 20-25% for 1 child depending on your weekly income. The maximum is $915.00/wk For example for $1000/wk the support is $249; for $2000/wk the support is: $454 You can go to this government site and run the numbers.http://www.dor.state.ma.us/apps/worksheets/cse/guidelines-short.asp.
The process is that the mother will first have to establish that you are the father. This can either be done by admission or by DNA test. It appears you admit the child is yours. The mother will then file a petitin for child support. You will be required to provide financial information concerning your income. In the US tax returns and wage statements are required. You may get asked to provide some sort of accounting of your income. The court along with Child Suppot Enforcement will run the numbers and compute the amount owed.
The massachuseets court will have jurisdiction becasue the child is there (at leat from a US perspective).
You will be able to attend the hearings and argue your position. The court will make a determination and you have the ability to ask the decision be changes, and appeal any decision made.
The process is pretty much standard not much to protect. It is based on income.
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Here is the link again:
The computation is for "Gross Weekly Income" (e..g no deductions taken).
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