We are highly qualified Attorneys in Michigan and Criminal Defense Lawyers in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties. The attorneys of Goldman & Associates law firm have experience with helping the residents of southeast Michigan in the following areas of child support law, including but not limited to:
In certain legal matters pertaining to child support, it is necessary for the friend of the court to be involved. In certain cases, our attorneys can handle your friend of the court matters without you being present, allowing you to continue to go on with your day instead of having to lose potential wages or take valuable days off of work.
Our attorneys are skilled legal professionals in the area of child support modification, which generally arises when there is a specific change in either parties income or employment stability. If this is the case, it is important to express your concerns to a legal professional as soon as possible to avoid lengthy courtroom processes. A MI expert from our law firm will work with you to establish a new and improved arrangement to present to a judge in a court of law that is more contusive to your current monetary situation.
Generally, both parents equally share a duty to support their children. In Michigan, courts look at several factors in determining the amount of support to award, including: the parents’ financial resources; family size; ages of the children; child care and educational expenses; health coverage costs and medical/dental expenses; and other criteria such as adjustments for other support orders, additional familial obligations and the presence of step-children.
Oftentimes, parents struggling with a support matter are told that Michigan’s guidelines are specific and absolute, and there is nothing they can do about it.
Although it is true that MI follows guidelines, except in cases where the parents agree to deviate from guidelines, the real work is determining what evidence will be used in calculating income. Has your spouse recently received a buy-out? Does your spouse receive bonus pay? Does your spouse have alternate sources of income? What are the marital assets?
Obtaining adequate child support is critical in supporting the needs of your child. On the other hand, being ordered to pay an amount that you can afford is also critical. Failure to pay can result in the seizure of assets, loss of employment, damage to your reputation and even jail time. Therefore, before you are saddled with an order issued by the court, it is vital that you contact an experienced attorney to ensure that you and your child’s rights are protected.
With nearly 30 years of experience, our attorneys have been helping families deal with child support issues. Whether you are faced with paying an amount that you cannot afford or dealing with an uncooperative spouse who refuses to pay what your child deserves, we can help.
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Contact Goldman & Associates today before an order is set by the judge. Because although modification of child support may be available, our attorneys will ensure that you receive justice from the beginning. Please contact us if you have legal questions regarding the following matters:
If you have additional questions, please visit our Michigan Child Support FAQ page.
Each of our expert attorneys at our firm are proud to serve the residents of the following cities and counties (Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County and Washtenaw County) in southeast Michigan, including:
We also represent clients located in Brighton MI, Bay, Grand Rapids, Livingston County, Clinton township, Genesee county, Midland, Ingham, Lansing, Monroe, Flint, Eaton, Muskegon, Kalamazoo,Jackson, Saginaw, Traverse City, Lenawee, Isabella, Kent County, Allegan, St. Clair Shores, Ottawa, Calhoun, Marquette, South Central, Eastern and Ottawa. Our team of experts also offers representation to out of state clients who have legal matters located Michigan.
If you have questions regarding the cost of your legal matter, contact our law firm to learn more about our affordable and reasonable attorney’s fees. Our highly qualified specialists can help you in every step of the way. Please let us know if we can assist you with financing your legal fees. For the best legal services, contact us today for a free phone consultation.