Knowledgeable Guidance Regarding Your Child Support Concerns

Michigan's state child support calculator is designed to come up with fair-dollar figures based on various factors such as parents' incomes and the time that a child will spend with each parent. Determining actual income can be a critical issue when one or both parents are self-employed or have fluctuating income rather than steady salaries.

Get Personalized Legal Counsel Appropriate To Your Circumstances

If you are unmarried and expecting a child or if you and your spouse or partner are separated or heading for divorce in Michigan, Andrea M. Banfield, Attorney at Law, in Howell is a reliable source of information and advocacy regarding child support. We advise parents on how to ensure that they receive or pay appropriate amounts of child support.

Perhaps you already have a child support order in place, but circumstances such as the following have changed:

  • One or both parents have had a change in income
  • A child has developed special needs
  • A parenting time modification is in the works

Is it worth the expense and effort to seek modification of child support? A frank discussion with attorney Andrea M. Banfield will help clarify what your next steps should be.

Spousal Support

While there are guidelines in Michigan statutes regarding spousal support, there is not a strict cut-and-dried formula as in the case of child support. The first question regarding spousal support is whether it is called for. The next question is how to determine what is a fair-dollar figure. Some couples come up with creative alternatives to spousal support — such as by adjusting asset division terms.

If Andrea M. Banfield is your divorce lawyer, she will thoughtfully advise you and guide your case to ensure that your interests are well-protected. If you will pay, you should not pay more than a reasonable amount of spousal support. If you will receive, you deserve reassurance that the support you receive is fair. Whether you are a homemaker or a wage earner, your long-term financial health is the primary consideration.

Contact Us To Schedule A Consultation With A Michigan Attorney Regarding Child Support Or Spousal Support

Request a consultation regarding child support or spousal support in Michigan with no further obligation. Call 517-258-2894 or email us for a prompt response.