Brent Bowyer has practiced family law exclusively since 1996, litigating hundreds of... more
Brent Bowyer has practiced family law exclusively since 1996, litigating hundreds of divorce cases, including countless trials, mediation and court hearings in that time. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and the Oakland County Bar Association.Mr. Bowyer is featured annually as a speaker at the State Bar of Michigan Family Law ... view profile
Lori K. Smith graduated from Walsh College of Business with a Bachelor of Business... more
Lori K. Smith graduated from Walsh College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2003 and earned her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008. Ms. Smith practices exclusively in the area of Domestic Relations. Her prior practice experience includes general civil litigation and criminal law matters. Ms. Smith completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education F... view profile
My experience in family law began in law school when I clerked for a prominent... more
My experience in family law began in law school when I clerked for a prominent family law attorney in Detroit. I gained valuable experience before I even took the bar exam. After law school, I immediately started practicing family law and have been doing so ever since. I am active in the family law community as I currently serve on the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council. In the past I... 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
I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of divorce and family law. I... more
I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of divorce and family law. I have been an attorney for over 15 years and have devoted my career to helping guide, advise, counsel and represent clients in difficult divorce and family law matters.
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.
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