Along with determining child custody, establishing the payment of child support can be a hot button issue for separating or divorcing couples. At Haskell Law, PC, our Grand Rapids family lawyer can provide the accurate information about your legal rights and what to expect regarding child support before, during, and after your divorce. With more than 10 years of proven legal experience and a dedication to protecting your and your child’s best interests, we can help you negotiate with the other parent towards a fair support arrangement that is best for you and your child.
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In simple terms, child support is an ongoing, periodic payment made for the benefit of your child following a divorce or separation, usually paid from the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. In most cases, calculating child support in Michigan is as simple as following a mathematical formula as established by the Department of Human Services.
The following factors will be considered when determining the appropriate amount of child support:
Disputes can sometimes arise over the applicability of these factors, requiring parents to pursue mediation or possible litigation in order for a decision to be reached. Our team of skilled advocates can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case and help you pursue a strategy that maximizes your chances of securing a desirable outcome.
While child support orders are enforceable by law, they are by no means permanent. Either parent may seek an increase or decrease in the monthly amount of child support paid or received if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the order was first issued. Acceptable changes in circumstances may include a considerable increase or decrease in the income of either spouse, changes in medical or developmental needs of the child, or the permanent disability of one parent.
At Haskell Law, PC, we believe that nobody should have to endure the stress and complexity of a child support battle alone. Our Grand Rapids family law attorneys understand how challenging this time can be, especially if you have just gone through a child custody battle. From requesting an adjustment of payments to enforcing a child support order, we can provide the steadfast counsel you need to ensure your rights are protected.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help. Call (616) 920-6664 today to discuss your child support case in detail with an attorney serving West Michigan.