I am a family law attorney practicing in the areas of divorce, child custody, parenting issues, separation, and support, both child support and spousal support. I am also regularly retained, by former clients and new clients, to handle a miriad of...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Family, Divorce & Separation, Alimony, Marriage & Prenuptials
Erica G. Brown is a member of the State Bar Associations of Michigan and California and has been working as an attorney in the area of family law since 2009. Having received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Adoption, Marriage & Prenuptials, Divorce & Separation
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Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Juvenile, Criminal Defense, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Wills & Living Wills
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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.