How Child Support Works In Michigan

At Eisenberg & Spilman, PLLC, we understand the care and concern you have for your children, and we will do whatever is possible to make sure they are getting the financial support they need.

Helping Our Clients Understand The Michigan Child Support Formula

Oakland County child support attorneys Laura E. Eisenberg, J.D., and Amy M. Spilman, J.D., are committed to helping men and women in Birmingham and throughout Michigan in all child support matters relating to divorce, family support and paternity cases.

In Michigan, child support is calculated using the Michigan Child Support Formula. This formula takes into consideration several factors when calculating the amount of child support to ensure that the children involved will receive fair and adequate financial support based on their needs and the resources available to them. Some of the factors include:

  • Income of each parent
  • Family size
  • Child care expenses
  • Number of other minor children
  • Pre-existing support orders

When you consult with Eisenberg & Spilman, PLLC, our lawyers will help you understand how state laws apply to your case and what factors will be considered. This will allow you to determine the amount of child support that you will likely receive or pay.

We understand the complex details of the Michigan Child Support Formula, and we will use our skill and our knowledge to fight for your rights and get the child support order that is fair for you.

Modifying Child Support

In Michigan, every three years a parent may petition the Friend of the Court to conduct a review to modify his or her child support judgment. If both parents agree to the modification, the court will usually approve the change. But, if the parents do not agree upon the proposed change in support, a motion must be filed, and the court will make a determination based on the Michigan Child Support Formula.

We Are Here For You

We invite you to contact our attorneys at Eisenberg & Spilman, PLLC, at 248-358-8880 to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your child support matters. In addition to our regular business hours, evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards.