Child Support

Top Rated Brighton Child Support Attorneys

Child support is the financial obligation each parent contributes to support their minor child or children. Child support is designed to meet the essential needs of the child and includes such things as food, housing, education and clothing. Michigan utilizes a specific child support formula to calculate each parent’s economic contributions in raising their child and having the assistance of our experienced child support lawyers who fully understand how the formula is applied can make a big difference in calculating the proper support obligations for your child.

The Michigan Child Support Formula, evaluates both the incomes of both parents, or their potential incomes, and the number of overnights the child spends with each parent.  Since overnights are heavily weighed in the calculation, parenting time and issues of custody can become highly contentious.  When one parent is under-employed the court can impute an income to that parent if certain facts are established.  Although utilization of the Formula is mandated in Michigan, the child support amount determined by applying Michigan’s child support formula can be deviated from if the formula creates an unjust support amount.  

Whether you need to begin child support, or are seeking to modify an existing support order, our experienced attorneys can help you properly apply Michigan’s formula to the facts in your case and determine the child support obligations for each parent. Our attorneys are also skilled in filing successful modification motions to modify the current child support order if you have experienced a change in economic circumstances.

If you have questions about the Michigan Child Support Formula, our child support attorneys can answer them during your free initial consultation if you call 810-227-7777 and schedule your appointment.