If you and your spouse are filing for divorce in Michigan, you will have to go through a process of divorce discovery. According to FindLaw, this is a process in which you and your spouse will exchange information documenting your respective personal and financial situations. The discovery process can be formal or informal, but in either case, the court uses the information to make fair decisions in regard to child support, property division and other issues that arise during the divorce process.
The purpose of regular child support is to assist children of divorced or separated parents throughout their upbringing so that they can develop into well functioning and capable adults. Many assume that children no longer receive support upon turning eighteen years old. However, this is not always the case in Michigan.
As residents in Michigan look ahead to the impending new calendar year, there are likely many changes to prepare for. Some of these changes may be things people initiate and choose themselves and other changes might be imposed on them. One of the changes that people have no control over is the implementation of the new tax law, set to take effect on January 1, 2019. Many things will factor into whether or not the changes to the tax code are considered positive by taxpayers. One of those things pertains to spousal support payments.