Top Clarkston Child Support Lawyers Near You

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Boroja Bernier & Calvin PLLC

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Clarkston, MI

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586-203-2906

Competent and compassionate attorneys at your side. Call today.

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Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C.

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Clarkston, MI

Free Consultation

586-412-2000

Making your voice heard in Michigan courts. Call today.

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Schwartz Law Firm PC

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Clarkston, MI

Free Consultation

248-469-0005

Please Call Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys to Help With Your Divorce, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, and All Other Family Law Matters.

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The Smith Law Offices, P.C.

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Clarkston, MI

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Your family needs are important to me. Let me protect your rights. Click here or call today for help.

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Aldrich Legal Services PLLC

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Clarkston, MI

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Experienced Family Law Attorney to help you through this difficult time. We will fight for your needs. Please Call

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Selleck Legal, PLLC

Child Support Lawyer

Your Family's Needs Are Important to Me. Click Here or Call Today for Help With Your Family Matters!

Clarkston Child Support Information

Do You Need to Set or Amend Your Child Support?

The amount of child support the noncustodial parent pays each month is determined by the court following state guidelines. They include each parent's income and assets and the amount needed to maintain the children's pre -divorce standard of living.

How a Child Support Lawyer Can Help

Whether initially setting the amount of child support or modifying the court order, the services of a Clarkston child support attorney well versed in family law and child support issues can be of great help. The attorney can help you gather documents and personal information to support your contention and advocate your position to the court.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

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