Of the various aspects of family law, child support is one of the most talked about probably because of its direct impact on the best interests of children. This is justified because for many children and their custodial parents in Macomb County, Michigan, child support received from the non-custodial parent is vital for meeting a child's needs for education, medical care and day-to-day expenses. Therefore, when there are delinquent payments, both the state and the custodial parents may need to take corrective action.
In Michigan, the determination of child support is guided by established rules and regulations which are governed by the state laws. Broadly speaking, the amount of child support to be paid mainly depends on the number of children and the income of the non-custodial parent.
However, obtaining child support is not always an easy task for custodial parents for many reasons. Therefore, a custodial parent often needs expert guidance both to establish the child support and to enforce it. Unless all relevant factors are considered when calculating child support, custodial parents and their children may have difficulties trying to make ends meet.
However, there may be times when a parent, who is supposed to pay child support, does not have adequate income or that parent's income fluctuates due to the nature of their occupation. It is also possible that a non-custodial parent may not have adequate funds due to a job loss or some other genuine reason that has the potential to put a financial strain on that parent. In such cases, may be a wise option to seek child support modification so that the issues are addressed promptly and fairly.
Garton & Vogt, P.C. has been practicing family law for more than 20 years and has handled a large number of cases related to child support. No matter if it is issues with seeking child support, enforcing an order or modifying child support, the lawyers at Garton & Vogt, P.C. have the ability to be compassionate listeners and knowledgeable advisosr for a custodial or non-custodial parent who may be facing difficult issues with child support in Macomb County. For more information, please visit our firm's child support page. You may find the information extremely helpful.