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Royal Oak Child Support Lawyer
Serving Southeast Michigan Families Since 1974
Child support can be one of the most heated issues in all of family law. It is important to remember that child support payments are meant to benefit the child, to make sure the custodial parent has the means to pay for the child's needs. However, it is also true that child support payments have a large impact on the finances of the parents, as well.
Finding the right child support solution and resolving disputes can be difficult. At Melder & Melder, P.C., we have extensive experience representing mothers and fathers in child support matters in southeast Michigan, including Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Genesee, St. Clair, Livingston and Washtenaw counties. If you need child support determined, our Royal Oak child support attorneys can walk you through the process.
Michigan Child Support is Determined by Guidelines
Like most states, Michigan requires judges to make child support determinations based on a set of guidelines. There are many factors that the judge will consider, such as:
Each parent's income
The child's health care costs and general care costs
The type of child custody and visitation arrangement
The number of children and the age of each child
Disputes over child support are common. As Royal Oak child support lawyers, our role is to help the judge understand what makes your family unique, and why a certain level of child support is appropriate.
Michigan Child Support Modification and Enforcement Attorneys
Life continues after the initial child support determination is made. Financial circumstances change. If you are paying support but lose your job or go through another significant life event, come talk to us about child support modification. Similarly, if you believe the paying party is seeking a modification simply to get out of paying, we can help.
Some of the most frequently litigated issues in Michigan family courts involve child support enforcement. These proceedings happen when the paying party fails to make payments, or is accused of such a failure. Our team represents parents seeking to enforce child support orders as well as parents who are faced with an enforcement action but are not able to pay. We do our best to find positive resolutions to these important issues.
Contact a Michigan Child Support Attorney
For answers to your questions about child support and support enforcement or modifications, call our Royal Oak, Michigan, law office at 248-721-9222. You can also contact our law firm online.