Determining Child Support Payments

The well-being of children is contingent upon many factors. Among them, ongoing healthy relationships with family members and financial resources are the most important.

Once child custody has been determined, the court enters an order simultaneously with
child custody for child support. Child support is the financial obligation on the part of the
noncustodial parent to help with the costs associated with raising the child or children (food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, uncovered medical expenses, extracurricular activities, etc.).

Fortunately, determining child support can be one of the more straightforward aspects of divorce. This number is calculated in accordance with the Michigan Child Support Guidelines and is determined according to clear, fact-based guidelines that primarily take into account the following:

  • Number of children
  • Incomes of both parents
  • Number of overnight stays scheduled for children at each parent's house
  • Necessary insurance and day care costs, as well as any special needs of the children

Our Lawyer Has The Experience You Seek

If you are involved with any child support issue, attorney Stacey L. Selleck at Selleck Legal, PLLC, and our team are ready to bring the expertise that has helped clients reach significant success to do everything possible to help you reach an ideal outcome. Because she knows that families change over time, she can work on modification issues when applicable.

In addition, she is prepared to use enforcement actions to work to recover any unpaid support to which you are entitled.

Set Up A Consultation Today

Contact Plymouth child support lawyer Stacey L. Selleck for a free initial consultation at 734-713-8995. Your email or overnight messages are responded to promptly. We serve clients in Northville, Livonia, Westland and surrounding areas.