Michigan child support laws dictate how much must be paid to provide for any child under the age of 18 years. The amount of child support awarded is governed by a specific formula. The income of the parties and number of overnights that are used in the formula must be precise in order for the amount of child support to be calculated correctly.
It is essential that you have the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney to help you sort through the various factors related to child support. Some of these factors are:
Income of the parties
The number of overnights spent with a child
The child’s age and educational status
Clients also need to be aware of and understand issues which extend past the start of the initial child support order.
Call Sterling Law at (877) 923-2326 for a free family law phone consult. We follow up phone consults with a Case Evaluation.
At a Case Evaluation, we meet with you in person (or by phone if you are unable to come to one of our offices). After an intake interview, we hear your story and your goals. We help you understand your legal rights. After we help you sort it all out, we create for you a Plan of Action identifying your Next Steps to reach your goals. We charge a flat fee of $95.00 for the Case Evaluation. Most people find that the Case Evaluation is extremely helpful. We see these potential clients lift their shoulders and breathe a sigh of relief when they leave our office following a Case Evaluation.
After a case evaluation, if the plan of action calls for attorney involvement, you may want to hire our firm to represent you. If so, you can expect to then sign a contract and pay a deposit on your future legal expenses.