Thorough Representation During Child Support Disputes
If you have children, your divorce will, by necessity, impact them. Families across Michigan experience struggles with financial arrangements after divorce. At The Law Firm of Hauer & Snover, in Oakland County, we help clients understand how support payments will affect them and how these payments will impact their children.
Child support is often intertwined with paternity issues. We help custodial parents seek child support from noncustodial parents; we also help noncustodial parents who wish to contest unreasonable support demands.
How Is Child Support Determined In Michigan?
Parents often have many questions about how financial support will be awarded following a divorce. Michigan child support is most commonly determined by a formula meant to account for factors determined in guidelines. The formula attempts to consider:
- Both parents’ income
- How many children are being supported
- How custody is divided and how parenting time is split
- The child’s or children’s medical and educational expenses
- Any other children in the home from other relationships
- Individual and extenuating circumstances
Calculations are not as straight forward as they seem. All income must be accounted for. Courts may also consider one’s unexercised ability to earn income.
It is important to scrutinize child support calculations so that the final award is fair to the child and both parents. We obtain all the necessary financial information to make a correct determination. We are also experienced in handling the unique child support issues raised when one or both parents have a disproportionately high income.
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 online, or call us at 248-258-0800. We serve clients in Oakland County, the Detroit area and throughout Michigan.