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Can They Really Say I Make More Than I Do?! Pressing Child Support Question - Answered

child-support-florida.jpgWhen a party voluntarily reduces or eliminates income and the court concludes that the party has the ability to earn an income and pay child support, it is not error to order support based on the unexercised ability to earn.[1] "When a parent is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed or has an unexercised ability to earn, income includes the potential income that parent could earn, subject to that parent's actual ability."[2] In evaluating whether there is an unexercised ability to earn, the following factors should be considered:

What If I Can't Talk To My Kids?

tel-story-girl-phone.jpgIf you are sharing your kids in a court order, there will inevitably be issues. This does not mean the other parent will purposefully hurt you -- though that could, and sometimes does, happen - it means both of you are learning the ins and outs of a two-household situation and there will be differences on opinion.

What Things Should You Discuss When Settling Your Family Court Case?

checklist.jpgWhile every family -- and, therefore, every family court case -- is unique, there are certain topics we address in all of them. Some may not apply to your case (e.g, if you do not have children), but all of the topics in your case you will find with our PFL Master List:

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Novi Office
39555 Orchard Hill Place
Suite 600
Novi, MI 48375

Phone: 248-305-6484
Map & Directions

Grand Rapids Office
250 Monroe Avenue NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone: 248-305-6484
Map & Directions

Lansing Office
120 North Washington Square
Suite 300
Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: 248-305-6484
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Kalamazoo Office
251 N Rose St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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