Child Support

Parents must consider not only how divorce affects them, but how it affects their children — both emotionally and financially. At the Law Offices of Jennifer S. Peterson-Ramsey , our skilled Michigan family law attorney can help you obtain a fair and reasonable child support arrangement that allows you to raise your children in a safe and healthy environment.

We help parents:

  • Understand child support guidelines
  • Negotiate child support through mediation
  • Litigate child support issues
  • Enforce  child support orders
  • Modify child support orders

Child support guidelines

Michigan law has established general child support guidelines. Our attorneys can help you understand the framework of these guidelines and how they apply to you. We can help you structure the receipt or payment of support that best accommodates your financial circumstances and most appropriately supports your children’s needs.

Child support settlements through mediation

Through the structured process of mediation, couples can put aside their differences and focus on the one point they tend to agree — their children’s well-being. Mediation presents a forum for creating fair child support plans that allow both parents to share in the financial obligations of raising their children. Our skilled negotiators can guide the process toward equitable solutions.

Litigation of child support

In some cases, litigation is necessary for your children to receive the fair financial support of both parents. Our attorneys methodically prepare for litigation to achieve the most equitable support arrangement for your children.

Enforcement of child support

If your spouse has fallen behind on child support payments, you may need assistance to collect the money that rightfully belongs to your children. At the Law Offices of Jennifer S. Peterson-Ramsey, we can guide you through the process of enforcing your child support order.

Modification of child support

Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If one parent suffers and injury or loses a job, fairness might dictate at least a temporary shift of financial burden to the other parent. Our attorneys can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments to accommodate your changing financial circumstances.

Contact experienced Westland, Michigan family law attorney

Call Law Offices of Jennifer S. Peterson-Ramsey at 248-449-4091 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with one of our family law attorneys.