Top Wayne County Child Support Lawyers Near You

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Schwartz Law Firm PC

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Wayne County, MI

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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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Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C.

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Wayne County, MI

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586-412-2000

Making your voice heard in Michigan courts. Call today.

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Boroja Bernier & Calvin PLLC

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Wayne County, MI

Free Consultation

586-203-2906

Competent and compassionate attorneys at your side. Call today.

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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!

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The Smith Law Offices, P.C.

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Wayne County, 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 Wayne County, MI

Free Consultation

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

Wayne County 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 Wayne County 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.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

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

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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