NOVI MICHIGAN CHILD SUPPORT LAWYERS
Wayne County Divorce Firm
Child Support Lawyers in Northville and Plymouth
At The Shaw Group, P.C. we recognize that life can be very difficult for divorced and single parents. We also believe that every child should receive love, time, and attention from both parents, regardless of what may have happened between the adults. According to Michigan law, every child is also entitled to financial support from both parents to assist with basic expenses. Whether you need child support to help provide for your child or you have been asked to make child support payments, we are equipped to help protect your rights and the well-being of your child.
With offices in Novi, Ann Arbor and Plymouth and has the right divorce attorney for you. We represent clients in all divorce matters throughout South East Michigan.
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Child support is intended to help the child share in the standard of living enjoyed by both parents.In most situations, the responsibility for child support payments will fall on the non-custodial parent or the parent with relatively fewer responsibilities regarding the child. Both parents, however, share in the legal duty to support the child. When calculating child support payments, Michigan courts must take several factors into account, including:
- Each parent’s income;
- The number of children to be supported;
- Any other children either parent is legally required to support;
- Additional expenses for child care and health insurance; and
- The amount of overnight parenting time granted to each parent.
According to Michigan law, child support is payable until the child being supported reaches the age of 18. If the child is still attending high school, however, support payments may be extended until the child is 19 ½ years old.