Law Offices of Harris & Literski
Menu Contact

As a full-service firm, we offer skilled representation in the following areas:

Legal Services

November 2014 Archives

Michigan authorities seeking $30,000 in back child support

The family law process is designed to help families through the child support process and to address child support concerns. A man is being required by Michigan authorities to pay $30,000 in back child support for a child the man claims is not his and argues that a DNA test and his former girlfriend, the child's mother, agrees with him. The man argues that a DNA test years following the child's 1987 birth established that he is not the child's father. The child support and paternity case began in the 1980s when the former girlfriend provided the man's name to a case worker to receive help for the baby. The former girlfriend noted that the amount the state is seeking from the man for back child support has been reduced by half.

Halle Berry seeks reduction in child support

When child support is ordered in Michigan, it is generally paid by the noncustodial parent. When custody is shared, the parent with more income is often ordered to pay support. Once child custody is decided, the court applies child support guidelines to decide how much the obligated parent will pay. The guidelines take into account the financial status of both parents and the needs of the child. The goal of child support is not to put a party in dire straits financially but to support the child's needs.

Law Offices of Harris & Literski
123 Brighton Lake Road, Suite 205
Brighton, MI 48116

Toll Free: 866-413-1606
Phone: 810-626-3281
Fax: 810-229-4764
Brighton Law Office Map

Review Us
Get In Touch

Questions Welcomed Free Initial Consultation

Tell Us About Your Personal Legal Matter

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy