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September 2014 Archives

How does the court determine parents' income in child support?

In Michigan, when determining a parent's child support obligation, the very first step that the court takes is to figure out both the parents' net incomes. It is important to understand that for the purposes of child support, net income is not the individuals' take-home pay. Instead, the court considers all pertinent aspects of the parents' financial circumstances in child support cases.

What you should know about child support in Michigan

Though many parents with children hope for their separation or divorce to be as smooth and painless as possible, the reality is when substantial changes in one's circumstances occur such as a job loss or layoff, the parent obligated to pay child support may, due to no fault of their own, not be able to able to meet their court ordered monthly child support obligation.

Understanding the basics of alimony in a divorce

In order to have an understanding of how spousal support works, one should have a basic understanding of why courts consider granting or denying spousal support. In essence, the primary reason for exploring whether or not one of the spouses in a divorce should be granted alimony is to balance any potentially unfair economic effects on one spouse.

My ex wants to relocate. What are child custody relocation laws?

The issue of child custody relocation typically arises when the custodial parent decides to move to another state or to a location within the state, but at a significant distance such that the non-custodial parent will be limited to a long-distance relationship with the child. Such relocation requests can interfere with the non-custodial parent's rights to visitation and parenting time.

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