Oakland County Child Support Lawyers

Sadly, the consequences of divorce often affect children. Parents disagree about child support and other issues that will directly impact the lives of their children. At The Law Firm of Hauer & Snover, in Oakland County, we help clients understand not only how support payments will affect them, but also how these payments will impact their children. We also educate clients about the standards the court uses to determine the amount of the payments.

We help clients accomplish their goals while always keeping the best interests of all children involved at the top of our list. For more information on how to protect your rights and the rights of your child, contact our Detroit-area law firm today.

Answering Your Child Support Questions

Parents often have many questions about how financial support will be awarded following a divorce. Will the support ordered be sufficient for the parent to care for the child? Will the ordered support be difficult for the other parent to manage on a monthly basis? We take the time to answer your questions, explain Michigan child support guidelines and ensure the numbers used in the formula are correct. We are also experienced in handling the unique child support issues raised when one or both parents have a high income.

Michigan child support awards are based on state guidelines that consider:

  • Both parents' incomes
  • Children from previous marriages
  • Parenting time
  • Health care costs
  • Child care costs

Although this may seem straightforward, there are variables to be considered. All income must be accounted for. Courts may also consider one's unexercised ability to earn income. It is important to scrutinize the numbers that are used to calculate child support so that the final award is fair to both the child and the parents. We understand the need to obtain all the necessary financial information to make a correct determination of child support.

Child support is often intertwined with issues of paternity. We help custodial parents seek child support from noncustodial parents; we also help noncustodial parents who wish to contest unreasonable support demands. As part of the educational process, we help fathers and mothers understand their rights and responsibilities as parents during and after divorce.

Resolving Post-Divorce Matters

Support orders can be modified if there exists a significant change of circumstances. These circumstances could include a substantial change in income, serious medical problems, loss of a job or other financial catastrophe. We are skilled and able to assist you in all child-related issues.

Contact Our Team For Answers To Your Child Support Questions

To discuss child support, parenting time or child custody with an experienced family law attorney, contact The Law Firm of Hauer & Snover. Call us at 248-258-0800 . We serve clients in Oakland County and throughout the Detroit area.