The amount of child support a non-custodial parent must pay is determined by the Michigan child support guidelines. At Golden & Jernigan, we have literally handled hundreds of cases involving the determination of child support.

In a child support case, it is critical to determine the true incomes of both you and your spouse. This can be a difficult task if you or your spouse is self-employed, a small business owner, or, in extreme cases, intentionally unemployed or underemployed.

How is Child Support Determined?

The Amount of Child Support is Determined By:

  • The Income of the Noncustodial Parent
  • The Income of the Custodial Parent
  • Number of Children
  • Number of Overnights of Each Party
  • Healthcare and Daycare Necessary to Raise the Child

With the attorneys at Golden & Jernigan P.C., expect to receive a fair and appropriate financial settlement. Anywhere in the Greater Grand Rapids, Kent County, and West Michigan areas, our family law lawyers are here to help with your child support case.


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