Our attorneys can help you pursue the financial support you need to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment. Child support is for the benefit of the minor child. While it is paid to the parent, it is designed to balance known costs and established expenses between the parties in raising a child. Child support payments are intended to assist with costs of living such as:
- School expenses
- Medical care
- Child care
- Extracurricular activities and entertainment expenses.
When determining child support, the court considers the best interests of the minor child, the income and earning capacity of the parties, the number of overnights spent with each of the parties, and any other special circumstances.
Child Support Modifications & Enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies them. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Advocating for Parents in Child Custody & Parenting Time
Michigan law is moving toward fostering a close relationship between the noncustodial parent and the child. This is because both parents are valuable and needed by children to promote healthy development. This is not to say that every family should have equal parenting time. Such a belief ignores the realities of life and the best interests of the minor child. After all, custody arrangements are determined based on the best interests of the minor children involved.
Talking to an experienced attorney is crucial when dealing with child custody. Experience in the courtroom matters, and you need an attorney who can properly advise you of your rights, protect your wishes, and see to it that your children are given the best chance to thrive. Call us today at Mussin & Scanland, PLLC to start fighting for your rights as a parent.
With the latest ruling in the United States Supreme Court on same-sex marriages, same-sex couples face the same challenges as any other married couple. If your marriage is ending, you will deal with issues like dividing property and debt in your divorce. If you have children together, your divorce will also cover custody, parenting time, and child support. You need a legal team that can help you navigate through these turbulent times. Let us be the ones to do so.
When you and your family need to put legal matters to rest, reach out to us at Mussin & Scanland, PLLC in Southgate, Michigan. We’re ready to be your advocates no matter where you’re located, including Allen Park, Trenton, Rockwood, Grosse Ile Township, or anywhere else in Wayne County. For experienced legal representation in the Downriver area, contact us today. We’ll schedule a free consultation of your case.