Child Support And Custody After Dissolving A Same-Sex Partnership
The laws and attitudes regarding same-sex marriage and partnerships are rapidly changing in both Michigan and throughout the country. Unfortunately, things are not yet settled as matter of law, which can make child support and custody matters more difficult for same-sex partners than they are for married, heterosexual partners. That is why having experienced legal representation in your corner is important.
At the law offices of Marrs & Terry, PLLC, our Ann Arbor same-sex couple child support and custody lawyers are committed to helping you protect your individual and parental rights when your relationship has reached an end. Contact us online or call toll free at 734-663-0555 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.
How Is Child Support Determined?
The payment of child support is based on a number of factors. The amount of child support is determined according to guidelines set forth under Michigan law. Our experienced attorneys can discuss the factors used to determine who pays child support in Michigan.
Whether you are seeking support payments or have been ordered to make payments, our attorneys are prepared to help you. We will let you know what to expect from this process and we are dedicated to protecting your interests, as well as the interests of your child.
Reaching Custody And Visitation Agreements
In theory, custody and visitation arrangements should be straightforward. If the parents are unable to reach an agreement, the court is supposed to make a determination that is concerned primarily with the best interests of the child. There are a number of different factors that the court may use to help determine what is in the child’s best interests. However, the court may also take into account other factors that can pose a unique problem to same-sex parents.
We understand the unique challenges that are faced by same-gender partnerships when it comes to custody and visitation. That is why we will work hard to help you reach an amicable agreement. However, if the issues faced by you and your ex are intractable, we are prepared to represent your interests in court, while always keeping the best interests of your child in mind.
Get Our Experience On Your Side. Contact Us Today.
The issues faced by same-sex parents who are splitting up can be complicated. We are here to help you reach a successful resolution. Contact us online or call toll free at 734-663-0555 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.