Keeping Your Child’s Best Interests At The Forefront
Your children’s best interests and needs should be of particular importance in divorce or separation proceedings. Responsible legal counsel will address your concerns with child support and child custody up front, before you make the informed decision to pursue resolution in divorce or separation.
At The Law Offices of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., in Clinton Township, we help clients throughout Michigan determine appropriate child support levels and ensure that agreements are fair, reasonable and legal. We also work aggressively and proactively on behalf of clients requiring child support enforcement actions.
What You Need To Know
Child support is typically based upon:
- Your children’s needs, including special needs
- Each parent’s financial resources
- Michigan child support laws
An agreement cannot simply be made or negotiated outside of court by parents. The court is required to follow Michigan laws when ordering support payments. If an alternate payment plan is desired, then you will be required to provide a legally defined deviation from the child support laws.
Creative Solutions For Every Type Of Family
There are several types of child custody options available, but no custody arrangement frees either party from the obligation to support his or her children to the best of their means and abilities. However, personal circumstances, income and your children’s needs can vary over time. Instances involving substantial changes in circumstance can help you qualify for modification of the child support payments. Whether you are paying or receiving child support, we can help you determine reasonable and appropriate levels of child support given your particular circumstances and obligations.
In some cases, such as those involving higher income couples, business owners, contractors or self-employed people, child support laws cannot clearly define appropriate levels of child support. In disputed or unclear cases, attorney Zahodnic can help you protect your assets and your rights.
We Can Help; Call Our Office Today
Lorrie Zahodnic is a thorough and knowledgeable Clinton Township child support attorney. She can meet with you to discuss your concerns and legal options Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at other times by request. We also provide free initial phone consultations.