Child Support Attorneys Dedicated To Advocating For Your Rights
For more than 45 years, our Brighton & Howell lawyers have protected the rights of parents and the best interests of the children. At Gormley Law Offices, PLC, we are trial lawyers who do not litigate merely for the sake of litigation. We strive to provide our clients with swift resolutions and the highest level of service for their financial investments.
We serve Livingston County and surrounding communities like Brighton and Howell. Schedule a complimentary consultation by calling our Howell office at 517-219-9301.
How Is Child Support Calculated In Michigan?
Child support is a given in a divorce with kids. Michigan uses a statewide formula to calculate child support payments. The formula considers factors such as the following:
- Gross income of each party (including potential for imputing income for an unemployed or underemployed party)
- Health insurance for children
- Number of children
- Day care costs
- Number of overnights with the children as determined in the child custody agreement
It is possible to deviate from the formula. Our skilled Howell and Brighton child support attorneys can assess the series of factors that can result in the deviation and demonstrate the fairness of the amount to the court. We are committed to ensuring that a fair and reasonable amount of support is determined.
The attorneys at our law firm have extensive child support experience, and have represented mothers and fathers. We are highly adept at obtaining child support agreements that fully consider all income. For example, if one of the parents is self-employed, we can work with a certified public accountant (CPA) to ensure the individual’s actual income is used in the support calculation. If one party is attempting to hide income, we have a team of experts available than can assist us in uncovering the income.
Child Support Enforcement
The firm also handles child support enforcement actions. If you are unable to continue making payments due to job loss or change in income, you should file a motion as soon as possible. If you are not receiving court-ordered support payments, you have options to recover past-due payments.
Child Support Blog Posts
- Michigan updates child support formula
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- How will your child custody order affect your child support?
We Welcome Your Call Or Email
Would you like to speak with an attorney regarding child support? To schedule your free consultation, call 517-219-9301. You may also contact our lawyers online. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, with weekend and evening hours by appointment.