When some people think about the legal issue of child support, they oftentimes do so in the context of a divorce case. But, a child support issue can arise between parents who were never married as well. Whether it is in the midst of a divorce case or not, the issue of child support certainly has the potential to be contentious. So, what do our readers in Michigan need to know about child support?
Well, for starters, there are numerous factors that could come into play to determine whether or not child support will even be ordered. The income of each parent, for example, is usually a top factor. The expenses involved for the child are crucial as well, as is the existence of other minor children that each parent might have, perhaps from other relationships. And, if a parent already has a child support order from another court for another child, that factor could come into play as well.
Each child support issue is unique, with unique facts that must be considered. Family law courts in Michigan usually try to be fair when ordering child support, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t important to have a strong advocate on your side.
Protect your rights in a child support dispute
If you are facing a child support dispute, our law firm may be able to help you explore and protect your legal rights. We understand that the issue of child support can be deeply personal to those involved. For more information about how our law firm attempts to help Michigan residents who are facing these family law issues, please visit the child support overview section of our law firm’s website.