Child Support & Spousal Support

In almost all divorce cases, the financial circumstances of both parties will change as a result of the divorce settlement. However, there are ongoing support options for children from the marriage and former spouses. This is provided through child support and spousal support, although they are distinct issues. Child support is a right and will be calculated. Spousal support is not considered a right and must be requested.

Dennis Hurst & Associates represents family law and divorce clients in all types of issues, including both child support and spousal support (alimony). Whether you are seeking to establish child support payments or need assistance regarding an ex who wants spousal support, we can help.

Child Support In Michigan

In Michigan and many other states, child support is calculated under a set of statutory guidelines. Many factors are considered in calculating child support for each individual case. Such factors include the age of the child, income of both parents, medical expenses, health and more. Special-needs considerations are also taken into account when calculating child support. We help our clients resolve their child support issues via thorough and experienced family law advocacy.

Spousal Support Or Alimony

Our family law practice handles both sides of this divorce issue. Whether you are contesting a petition for spousal support or seeking it, we can help you every step of the way. A judge will consider several factors when determining if spousal support should be awarded and, if so, how much and for how long.

These factors include:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Income of each party
  • Age of each party
  • Health of each party
  • Ability to work
  • Ability to pay spousal support

Every situation is different and requires a unique analysis by a qualified legal professional. Talk to one of our alimony attorneys today about your situation.

Modifications And Enforcements

Along with child support and alimony payments, we handle post-divorce issues of modification and enforcement. Modifications are when a change needs to be made to an existing divorce agreement. The change must be petitioned and then approved by the court. Situations such as losing a job or remarrying can merit a modification, but it is of course up to a judge to make this final determination.

Enforcement is necessary when a party refuses to pay support or is behind or late on payments. We help clients with both child support and alimony enforcement matters.

Interested In Learning More? Contact Us Today.

For more information about our child support, spousal support and other family law services, we invite you to please reach out to us today. To arrange a confidential consultation, call 517-783-3300 or contact us online. Our Michigan lawyers represent clients throughout Mid-Michigan, including Jackson, Battle Creek, Adrian, Hillsdale, Lansing, Charlotte and surrounding communities.