Child Support

Child Support

What can child support payments be used for?

If you have children with your former partner, Michigan law generally requires that you provide for them until they reach the age of majority. Noncustodial parents typically make lump sum payments each month that can be used to buy food, pay rent or pay health...

How can the Court help me enforce child support?

Child support is a court-ordered monthly payment that one parent pays to the other parent to aid in raising children. Parents who receive monthly payments recognize how crucial it is to receive payments consistently and on time. Under ideal circumstances, child...

Child support questions can be contentious

Like the vast majority of states, Michigan has a Child Support Formula that, with some exceptions, the judges of this state are expected to follow. But the fact this state has a set Formula for calculating child support does not mean that there are never disputes...

What Is child support modification?

A divorce does not end a parent’s obligation to financially provide for their child, even if their child is in the custody of the parent’s ex much of the time. In Michigan, both of a child’s parents are obligated to support them, regardless of the legal or...