Child Support

Under Michigan law, parents have a responsibility to provide for the health, education and living expenses of their children, whether they are married or unmarried. Courts enforce this through Child Support Orders, where a parent may be ordered to provide financial, medical, educational and other support for any child under the age of 18 (or still going to school).

Michigan uses a statutory Child Support Formula to calculate the amount one parent pays the another. There are many factors that go into calculating Child Support. If both parents make a similar amount of money and have a similar amount of parenting time, the cost may be divided equally. If one parent makes substantially more money, or their situation dictates, then Child Support may be necessary.

At Lynch Law we can help you navigate your questions and concerns with understanding Child Support, estimating and negotiating Child Support Agreements, or attempting to modify existing Orders. While there is no “one size fits all” answer to Child Support, our experience and know how can protect your rights, the rights of your child, and help get what you deserve.