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Southfield Child Support Attorneys

Detroit, Michigan, Child Support and Alimony Attorneys

The attorneys at Salinger and Associates both have more than 20 years of experience providing practical, hands-on representation for individuals from all walks of life. Our lawyers will work directly with you to help you achieve your goals regarding alimony and child support payments.

We understand that your child support and alimony arrangement will have an immediate effect on your daily life. If you would like to schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer at Salinger and Associates, call us today at 248-569-5120 or contact our offices online.

Michigan's New "Sliding Scale" for Child Support Payments

Child custody arrangements now affect child support payments differently than they did before. Prior to October of 2008, the non-custodial parent would pay the same level of child support no matter what, unless he or she had more than 127 overnights with the child. If he or she had the child for more than 127 nights, child support payments would decrease.

Now, Michigan uses a new "sliding scale" — for every night that the non-custodial parent has the child, support payments decrease proportionally.

Modifications to Child Support and Alimony

With the 2008 change to child support, Michigan also changed the standards for requesting modifications to child support and alimony. If either you or the other party have experienced a significant change in circumstances, it may be easier to modify your arrangement than it was before.

For child support, the change made in 2008 may itself be "significant" enough to justify modifying an arrangement. For alimony, the recent economic downturn has triggered a wave of modifications brought on by lost jobs and decreased incomes.

Our lawyers represent both those who pay and those who receive support payments. If you would like to modify an arrangement, or if you would like to prevent a modification the other party has requested, we can help.

Speak With an Experienced Lawyer

Our lawyers both have more than 20 years of experience working with situations like yours. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call 248-569-5120 or contact our offices online.