Child Support Lawyers
If you’re in the middle of a divorce, child support could be a subject that’s on the table. While child support lawyers in Michigan can certainly help you get the financial support you need to raise your child, we here at The Law Firm of Victoria want to make sure you know how to use your support the right way so that you don’t risk accidentally breaking current child support laws.
Common Uses of Child Support
Specific and permitted uses for child support include:
● Shelter, food, clothing and related basic necessities
● Health insurance for children
● Eyeglasses, casts, dental braces and related out-of-pocket medical costs
● The cost of education
It’s best that you check with an experienced attorney for women to provide you with a list of current permitted uses of child support.
What’s Not Likely Covered
Besides what is commonly covered by child support, you should also know what you likely cannot use child support for. A family law attorney could tell you that for younger children, you probably cannot ask for child support to cover:
● After school care
Expenses for school-age children that likely won’t qualify include:
● School pictures
● Musical instruments
● Sports teams
● Private lessons for extracurricular activities
You may be under the impression that since your ex-spouse paid for the above expenses when you were married, he should still pay for them after divorce. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Modifying Child Support Amount
As children grow, or as your or your ex-spouse’s financial situation changes for the better or the worse, you may need to request a change to the amount of child support you receive. Alternatively, if your ex-spouse loses her or his job, you could receive a smaller child support amount. It’s best that you always keep the possibility in mind and prepare your finances accordingly.
Do You Have Questions?
If you’d like to learn more about child support, The Law Firm of Victoria is just a phone call away. Contact us at 248-723-1600 or fill out our online contact form if you have questions.