Attorney Liz Hohauser Puts Fairness First During Support Negotiations
Money matters lend themselves to conflict; there is simply a lot on the line, even in the best situations. Whether your support agreement is for you as a former spouse or for your children, it is in everyone’s best interest to sit down calmly with a knowledgeable attorney who cares about achieving the best outcome for everyone.
Elizabeth A. Hohauser, PLLC, understands that child support and spousal support orders are often more complicated than people think. As you begin your support negotiations, have confidence in your representation.
Knowledge Is Power; Understand The Factors That Influence Support Orders
Michigan courts try to account for the many differences that make your situation unique. The result is that no two support orders are exactly the same. Don’t listen to your neighbor tell you what you should expect
For alimony, courts consider factors, including:
- The length of the marriage and your quality of life during the marriage
- Each person’s capacity to work, including if anyone stayed at home for children
- Both spouse’s physical needs, including disability or ongoing health needs
For child support, courts consider factors, including:
- Your child’s age
- Any health or education considerations, including if your child has special needs
- The division of parental time
As you sit negotiate a settlement, the goal should always be to create a level playing field for recipients and the payee. Liz uses her over 20 years of experience to help ensure that support orders are both sufficient for the supported party’s care and for the person providing support.