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Child Custody And Child Support Guidance From A Compassionate Ally

When it comes to your children, nothing is more important than securing the right child custody and support arrangements during separation or divorce. These arrangements should not only work for your family, but also prioritize the well-being, stability and development of your kids.

My name is Wesley Todd. As an attorney with over 10 years of experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate approach to each child support and custody case I handle. I serve families throughout Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, working diligently to navigate the complexities of child custody and support with the sensitivity these matters require. I also handle related areas of family law such as separation and divorce.

Child Custody Laws In Michigan

Many people don’t realize that there are two aspects to child custody in Michigan:

  • Legal custody pertains to decision-making on important matters such as the child’s health care and education.
  • Physical custody relates to the logistics of daily care, including where the child resides and how much time they spend with each parent.

Contrary to common belief, there is no automatic presumption in favor of one parent over the other when it comes to custody. Each parent stands on equal footing, and the court’s primary concern is the child’s best interests.

The Basics Of Child Support

Child support in Michigan is calculated using a state-specific formula that considers various factors, such as:

  • Each parent’s income
  • The division of parenting time (physical custody)
  • The number of children involved
  • The children’s special needs

As your lawyer, I can help you understand these guidelines and advocate for a child support order that is fair and just. My goal is to ensure that the financial needs of your child are met without placing an undue burden on you.

Take The First Step Toward A Bright Future For You And Your Children

I know how deeply personal child custody and support issues can be, which is why I take a hands-on approach to every case. I will strive to alleviate the stress of legal proceedings, allowing you to focus on what’s most important – your child’s well-being.

If you’re seeking an attorney who truly cares and is committed to helping you create a bright future for you and your children, reach out to me today at 269-718-3229.