East Grand Rapids Child Support Lawyers — 5 found

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  1. East Grand Rapids Child Support Lawyer Susan Wilson Keener

    Susan Keener

    Client Review: Susan superbly handled my divorce from a local attorney 5 years ago. She was able to keep a lev...
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    Licensed for 31 years - Retainer (Always)


  2. East Grand Rapids Child Support Lawyer Howard G. Van Den Heuvel

    Howard Van Den Heuvel Pro

    Serving Michigan with over 20 years of proven results.
    Licensed for 23 years - 30 Min Free Consultation


  3. East Grand Rapids Child Support Lawyer Joseph S. Smigiel Jr.

    Joseph Smigiel

    I am a lifelong resident of West Michigan. I have been practicing law since 1977, and I have handled cases in all West Michigan Courts. I have also argued cases before the Michigan... more
    Licensed for 38 years - $250-$350/hour


  4. East Grand Rapids Child Support Lawyer Mark F. Haslem

    Mark Haslem

    Client Review: Mark's knowledge of the law and experience were instrumental in my divorce/custody case. He pres...
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    Licensed for 24 years


  5. East Grand Rapids Child Support Lawyer Jason Ross VanElderen

    Jason VanElderen

    Grand Rapids, MI Child Support Lawyer
    Licensed for 2 years
    Not yet reviewed


Child Support

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.