Elkouri Heath, PLC


39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite 215, Novi, MI 48375

Child Support Attorneys in Novi, MI

Macomb Child Support Attorneys

Lawyers in Oakland County for Child Support Proceedings

At Elkouri Heath PLC, we recognize that life can be very difficult for divorced and single parents. We also believe that every child should receive love, time, and attention from both parents, regardless of what may have happened between the adults. According to Michigan law, every child is also entitled to financial support from both parents to assist with basic expenses. Whether you need child support to help provide for your child or you have been asked to make child support payments, we are equipped to help protect your rights and the well-being of your child.

Trusted Northville Attorneys Who Understand the Law

Child support is intended to help the child share in the standard of living enjoyed by both parents.In most situations, the responsibility for child support payments will fall on the non-custodial parent or the parent with relatively fewer responsibilities regarding the child. Both parents, however, share in the legal duty to support the child. When calculating child support payments, Michigan courts must take several factors into account, including:

  • Each parent's income;
  • The number of children to be supported;
  • Any other children either parent is legally required to support;
  • Additional expenses for child care and health insurance; and
  • The amount of overnight parenting time granted to each parent.

According to Michigan law, child support is payable until the child being supported reaches the age of 18. If the child is still attending high school, however, support payments may be extended until the child is 19 ½ years old.

Wayne County Counsel for Child Support Agreements

It is possible for parents to draft their own agreements regarding child support, but such agreements must be approved by the court before they can become legally binding. The court must ensure that either the guidelines set forth in the law have been followed or that there is sufficient justification to deviate from the statutory rules. Mediated or negotiated agreements may also include provisions to provide continuing support for college expenses and other considerations.

Attorneys Susan Elkouri and Symantha Heath have been helping families throughout the region with child support concerns for more than 20 years. Together, they have nearly five decades of family law experience that they are ready to put to work in your case. We assist both custodial and non-custodial parents in child support proceedings, so if you have questions, we have the answers.

Call 248-344-9700 Today

To learn more about child support under Michigan law, contact Elkouri Heath PLC for guidance. Our team is skilled, experienced, and dedicated to protecting our clients' best interests. Call 248-344-9700 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at our Novi, MI office. We serve individuals and families in and around Livonia, Canton, Macomb, Livonia, Farmington Hills, Northville, Washtenaw, Oakland County, and Wayne County.

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