The new Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines result in an average 11% decrease for single child families while families with two children will see a 6% decrease.

The announcement came Thursday from the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Task Force of the Massachusetts Trial Court.

The founder and chair of National Parents Organization Dr. Ned Holstein tells WBSM News the new guidelines are a good starting point but there is more that needs to be done.

Currently, Massachusetts parents pay 63% higher child support than neighboring states. The difference for low -income families is 135%.