Child Support

Kalamazoo County Child Support Attorney

Few people would suggest being a parent is easy, and the financial obligations are certainly not minor. If two parents are not raising their children together, one can be expected to pay support to the other parent.

Whether you are worried about child support payments consuming your income or not receiving enough child support, an experienced lawyer can help. At the Law Office of Joseph W. Vander Horst, we have over 19 years of experience representing clients throughout Kalamazoo County, Michigan, and the surrounding communities in child support and family law matters.

Modifying and Enforcing Child Support Payments

When child support is determined, it is based on current circumstances. As time passes, child support payments may need to be modified. A significant increase or decrease in either parent's income can warrant a modification in child support. In addition, a child's changing needs can also necessitate a change in child support payments. For example, if a child goes to college, child support obligations may be extended, so both parents share the responsibility of the college expenses.

Although child support decrees are binding legal agreements, we know some people do not follow the rules. To best support our clients, we also handle the following support matters:

  • Child support guidelines
  • Child support enforcement
  • Child support recovery

If you need help creating, modifying or enforcing child support orders, we can help protect your rights throughout the process. Contact our firm online or call 269-348-0768 to schedule your consultation with an experienced divorce attorney. We accept all major credit cards and have weekend and evening appointments available.