Michigan Child Support Attorneys
Legal Help for Fathers with Child Support – Serving Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Livingston, Washtenaw, Monroe, Lapeer, & St. Clair Counties
In Michigan, child support is a parent’s court ordered payment to help with the costs of raising a child. Payment usually stops when a child turns 18, but sometimes may extend to a child’s college graduation.
Child support is based upon statutory formula called the Detroit Child Support Formula, which includes a base amount, and amounts for health care and child care. Child support is ordered when parents are going through a divorce and legal separation. A parent is required to support their child financially regardless of their parenting time schedule.
If you are unhappy with your current arrangement, then there are ways for you to seek a change to the existing court order. The attorneys at American Divorce Association for Men have over 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of men with their family law cases. Our Detroit child support lawyers can also help you obtain the best possible results for your child support case.
MI Child Support Law – Who Pays Child Support?
The Michigan Child Support Formula determines which parent will pay child support will also determine the support amount. The support amount depends often on each parent’s income and the number of nights the child spends with each parent.
The Detroit Child Support Formula takes the following factors into account:
- Each parent’s income
- Parenting time
- Number of children supported
- Estimated cost of childcare
- Health care expenses
- Childcare expenses
- Other factors
Enforcement of Child Support in Michigan
Parents are required to pay child support orders regardless of their parental involvement. The court may implement enforcement methods to ensure parents pay their child support.
Enforcement methods may include:
- Withholding income from a payer’s wages
- Placing a lien on a payer’s real or personal property
- Garnishing state and federal tax refunds
- Suspending driver’s license
- Contempt proceedings
Work with Our Michigan Child Support Attorneys Today!
The attorneys at ADAM fight aggressively for a fair child support determination, whether our client is the one paying or receiving the child support. We have over 30 years of experience representing fathers with their child support cases. We understand how frustrating it can be to deal with child support issues on your own, that is why our team of experts are ready to guide you through the process, and help you get the best possible results for your case. We are also proud to represent clients in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Livingston, Washtenaw, Monroe, Lapeer & St. Clair Counties.
Are you unhappy with your current child support arrangement? Contact our experienced Wayne child support attorneys for a free consultation!