Child support is regarded by many as a primary duty of all biological parents and guardians. Monitoring child support payments regularly can also be as important as the child support order awarded by the court itself. The attorneys at Garton & Vogt, P.C. have helped many custodial parents gain the best possible child support result for their minor children.
Michigan law prohibits any delinquency in or evasion of a child support payment. However, in many cases the non-custodial parent responsible for the child support payment may have genuine reasons for not being able to pay the full amount of child support ordered by the family court judge due to a change in financial situation.
Child support orders can sometimes be modified with the help of experienced family law attorneys. A child support payment is usually calculated by taking into account the income of both parents as well as the needs of the biological minor child.
Child support payments are not an automatic responsibility of the non-custodial parent. Child support payment must be paid according to the order passed by the family court judge. It may be issued during a divorce proceeding or even during a paternity lawsuit in which custody and other matters get decided. In many cases, a child support lawsuit may be initiated where the child is born out of wedlock.
The attorneys at Garton & Vogt, P.C., with their decades of experience in family law, can help their clients with various court proceedings as well as alternative dispute resolutions through child support mediation procedures.