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Gates Law Office, P.C.
40900 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 
Phone: (248) 862-6364

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Child Custody, Support & Parenting Time

Michigan Child Support, Custody, and Visitation Attorney

We believe that in any divorce, decisions involving children need to be thought through with great care. The wrong choice regarding these sensitive matters is often dramatically more difficult to correct than to get right the first time.

We are committed to educating our clients about child custody and support issues so that they will understand the options and potential consequences of each part of the process.

Child Custody and Parenting Time Arrangements

Custody and visitation disputes are perhaps the most emotionally stressful aspect of a divorce. At the Gates Law Office, we know that it is usually in the best interests of children for both parents to be involved in their lives and actively responsible for their well-being.

Throughout our history of success in helping to find reasonable solutions to child custody issues, we have stood as firm advocates for shared economic responsibility and emotional support for children. We also have considerable experience in resolving complex out-of-state visitation matters.

Factors Influencing Child Support Awards

The amount awarded for child support is determined by the court using the Michigan Child Support Formula and is based primarily on the average monthly income of the noncustodial parent and the number of children involved. Significant deviations from this formula may occur in the case of extraordinary medical needs, educational expenses, variable or irregular income from bonuses, etc.

At the Gates Law Office, we possess an in-depth understanding of the complicated issues involved in arriving at a fair child support agreement and will fight hard to protect the well-being and financial security of children involved in a divorce.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a dedicated child support, child custody, and parenting time lawyer who can provide detailed answers and solid advice in your family law case.