For divorcing parents, there are likely no family law issues that are more important than child custody and support. The decisions that are made regarding these issues will define the parents’ relationships with their children for the foreseeable future. The orders also determine how much each parent will be required to pay to support the children and how long it will last.
While many of these issues are governed by Michigan statute, it is important that you have a qualified family law lawyer representing you throughout the process. At Creighton McLean & Shea PLC, in Livonia, we represent parents on both sides of child custody and support matters. We are diligent in our pursuit of a solution that provides you and your children with the most benefit.
Child Custody In Michigan
In every custody case, the court’s primary concern is the best interests of the child. If the parents are able to agree on a custody arrangement that the court believes is in the child’s best interests, it will likely be approved. If there are disputes over custody, the court will thoroughly review the case and order the best arrangement based on the child’s needs.
Child Support In Michigan
Child support in Michigan is based on a set of statutory guidelines that consider the income levels of both parents, the number of children needing support and the amount of time the children spend with each parent. It is important to have an accurate accounting of each parent’s income so that a fair support determination can be made.
Always Looking Out For Your Rights
We work hard to resolve these matters in a way that provides you with the access to your child you want and the most advantageous child support settlement for your circumstances. Contact us today to discuss your case with an attorney. You can reach us by phone at 734-245-9289 or contact us via email to schedule your initial consultation.