Michigan Child Support Calculator

A legal advocacy project of Michelle Steffen, Attorney.

Let Me Help You

Thank you for using miestimator.com to find answers to your child support questions. I hope you have found answers, and that the information on this website has been helpful to you.


I have been a Michigan attorney for seven years. Four of those years I spent as a Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, where I conducted more trials than most attorneys do in a lifetime. Now, I have a private practice where I handle only family and criminal cases.


You likely found this website because you have a family court related child support question or problem. As a Michigan attorney, I help clients in the following ways:


Child Support Reviews

I will conduct a child support calculation for you personally. We will discuss the specifics of your case, and calculate your child support obligation by hand, in a format that is similar to what your Friend of the Court will use, including with tax deductions. You will have a full understanding of why certain income or deductions should or should not apply, and I will show you which provisions of the Michigan Child Support Formula are particularly relevant to your case. This service is offered for a flat fee of $75.


Contact michellelsteffen@gmail.com to get started.


Divorce Judgments

Are you getting divorced? Are you trying to do it yourself? Are you confused about what needs to go in your final judgment? Let me draft your divorce judgment for you. If you and your spouse agree on the terms of your divorce, child custody, and child support, I will prepare a final judgment for you that complies with Michigan law. I will ask you for the information I need to draft the judgment and we will discuss what you want your judgment to say. You will then file the judgment yourself. For almost all cases, I offer this service for a flat fee of $500.


(No attorney can represent both sides in a divorce. I will prepare a judgment at the direction of the person who hires me.)


Contact michellelsteffen@gmail.com to get started.



I can represent your divorce, child custody, and child support matters in Michigan court. I handle cases in the following counties:


Allegan County

Antrim County

Barry County

Benzie County

Charlevoix County

Cheboygan County

Clinton County

Crawford County

Eaton County

Emmet County

Grand Traverse County

Gratiot County

Ingham County

Ionia County

Isabella County

Kalkaska County

Kent County

Lake County

Leelanau County

Mason County

Mecosta County

Missaukee County

Montcalm County

Montmorency County

Muskegon County

Newaygo County

Oceana County

Ogemaw County

Osceola County

Oscoda County

Otsego County

Ottawa County

Roscommon County

Wexford County


Most divorce cases do not require a large number of appearances in court, which makes it practical to handle cases in a large geographic area. I also handle a large number of cases for military personnel and their spouses, who are stationed or deployed far from Michigan.


If you are outside of my geographic area, you can still hire me, but you would have to pay a premium for court appearances and other required travel.


By using this website, you already know some things about me. You know that I care to help clients find information and problem solve, and that I like math. My goals for my clients are to help them understand Michigan law so that they can make informed decisions about their case, and to use the law aggressively to help them obtain the best possible result.


Please contact me at michellelsteffen@gmail.com for a free consultation today.



Michelle Steffen