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Prepare well ahead of time for child support proceedings

A Michigan parent who files for divorce must resolve numerous issues pertaining to his or her children. Child support is often a primary concern. It can be a bit stressful to think that a family court judge is going to make decisions about one’s finances, which is why it is important to be as prepared and well-informed as possible before heading to court.

It is possible that documents regarding child support proceedings may come by mail. Make sure to set aside time each day to carefully go through the mail. Sometimes there are important documents to sign or that must be addressed in a timely manner. It’s important to attend to such matters expeditiously and accurately.

Full disclosure is required in all divorce proceedings related to property division, child support or alimony. Any attempt to limit the amount of child support ordered may be frowned upon by the judge overseeing the case. It is always best to provide accurate information regarding income or financial needs. In fact, it’s required by law and a judge may sanction a litigant who tries to hide assets or keep relevant information secret.

Other issues are equally important when it comes to Michigan child support proceedings. A concerned parent will want to be on time or even, early for court. An individual should also be prepared to clearly state his or her expectations and needs. Acting alongside experienced legal representation is wise because an attorney can act as a personal advocate and can help overcome any legal obstacles that arise.