I have been an attorney since 2009 and I have always focused my practice on helping... more
I have been an attorney since 2009 and I have always focused my practice on helping individuals and families through tough times. Whether it be a divorce, a child support or custody issue, a parenting time problem, a bankruptcy, or a death in the family, you can turn to me for help through your tough time. I put my clients first every day, and will work together with you to create a plan, and... view profile
Jon M. Midtgard is experienced and compassionate family law attorney having... more
Jon M. Midtgard is experienced and compassionate family law attorney having practiced in this area exclusively since 1996litigating hundreds of divorce cases in that time. Mr. Midtgard has been advocating men's rights in domestic law matters for the Southeastern Michigan office of the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM) since 1999, and as a managing partner of Bowyer and Midtgard, P.C. ... view profile
Night and weekend appointments available on short notice. My practice is devoted to... more
Night and weekend appointments available on short notice. My practice is devoted to all areas of family law including dissolution of marriage, spousal support, child support, grandparent rights, paternity, child custody, and parenting time.
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.