How Child Support Is Determined In Michigan

At Kraayeveld Law Offices, P.C., in Grand Rapids, our lawyers can reduce uncertainty and give you peace of mind if you are involved in a child support action. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling family law issues. Our office provides straightforward, thorough advice and guidance to clients in Grand Rapids and surrounding western Michigan communities. Call our Michigan family law office at 616-426-9644 to speak with a skilled child support lawyer.

Michigan Child Support Formula Manual

The Michigan Child Support Formula Manual sets forth a formula for the court to determine child support. Although the set formula involves the number of children, the net income of each party, the amount of time the children are in a parent's care, which parent claims the child on tax returns and the amount of support paid for other children, certain factors may cause deviation from the formula, if the court finds that following the formula would cause an unjust result.

Grand Rapids Child Support Lawyer

Noncustodial parents have a right to challenge child support obligations or request a modification of support payments due to change in circumstances. Additionally, custodial parents are able to request a modification of support to increase support payments. We assist clients with various child support needs:

  • Analyzing what child support will likely be according to the formula
  • Preparing for the child support hearing
  • Establishing child support
  • Challenging child support actions
  • Motions for child support modifications
  • Child support contempt and enforcement actions

Child Support Guidance

We provide guidance and representation with child custody, child support and other family law matters in west Michigan. If you need a personalized advocate striving to protect your rights, contact our family law firm to speak with a knowledgeable child support attorney.