Most parents agree that they want their children to have the financial support and other resources they need to thrive regardless of whether their parents are together or not. The details are where disagreements and legal entanglements arise. Who will pay? How much is enough?
At Selleck Legal, PLLC, we help parents find the child support answers they seek. Our founding lawyer is well-regarded for her ability to achieve family law outcomes that are in the best interest of children while respecting each parent’s role.
Below are answers to the most common questions regarding child support in Michigan.
Does Michigan Law Favor One Parent Over the Other in Determining Child Support?
Child support in Michigan is geared towards ensuring that children have the financial resources they need to meet their needs. The numbers that go into the formula will determine the outcome, regardless of whether the child’s mother or father is the higher earner.
How is Child Support Determined?
The child support formula is straightforward, based on factors such as the income and earning potential of each parent as well as the specific needs of the child.
Do I Need an Attorney for Child Support?
The formula for child support is only as accurate as the figures being used. An attorney can help you ensure that all relevant income and assets are used to calculate a child support arrangement that genuinely reflects the reality of your situation and the needs of your child.
Can Child Support Orders Be Updated?
Yes. Child support arrangements can be modified when there is a material change in a parent’s circumstances or the child’s needs. An attorney can help you pursue a modification of your child support order or oppose an amendment you disagree with.
No two cases are the same. Call 734-729-4459 to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced family law attorney.
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