May 17, 2024

How To Calculate Child Support in Michigan

A child support order in Michigan is intended to provide children with consistent financial resources.. These orders aim to ensure that both parents have the financial means to provide the basic needs for their child, such as clothing, food, and shelter.  Being the subject of a child support order may feel overwhelming. However, it is […]

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December 12, 2022

When Might There Be a Civil Contempt Hearing Over Child Support?

In Michigan, child support orders are expected to be followed. That means the parent who has been ordered to make the payments must do so on time and in full. The receiving parent might not know what options are available if the payments are late, there is underpayment or they are not paid at all. […]

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August 17, 2022

What Will Happen if I Fail to Pay What I Owe in Child Support?

We all have the best intentions when it comes to providing our children with all their needs as they grow up. For some parents, this includes paying what they owe in child support. However, you cannot always predict your financial future and there may come a time when you are unable to meet your child […]

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March 24, 2022

How Health Insurance and Medical Costs Can Impact Child Support

Child support in Michigan is determined by several different factors. A judge enters a child support order based on these factors and issues a Uniform Child Support Order, which specifies the monthly amount to be paid by the parent responsible for paying child support. However, this amount can be modified based on various circumstances, one […]

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November 18, 2021

What Are Permissible Uses of Child Support?

Michigan parents often prioritize the health and safety of their kids when going through divorces and separations. It can be monumentally hard to ensure that a child does not suffer during a major family transition, but there are tools under the law that can smooth disagreements about how a child’s post-divorce life should look. Those […]

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August 17, 2021

Options if a Child Support Modification Request Is Denied

In Michigan, many people experience a change in circumstances that they believe renders their child support order obsolete. They will then ask for it to be changed. This can be from the viewpoint of the custodial parent who is receiving support or the parent who is paying support. Regardless, it is important to understand that […]

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April 21, 2021

Facts About Child Support and Health Care Coverage in Michigan

In Michigan, child support is one of the most important aspects of family law. Because children are often innocent bystanders in their parents’ marital problems, they do not deserve to be penalized as part of the case. Still, there can be issues that arise with their care. One that can cause severe problems is the […]

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February 22, 2021

Key Points About Michigan Child Support Income Withholding

Child support is a crucial aspect of Michigan family law. When parents are no longer together as a couple but have a child, the child’s needs must be met. That includes a home, clothing, medical care, dental care, extracurricular activities, and more. Paying and receiving child support can sometimes lead to disagreements. Perhaps the supporting […]

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January 20, 2021

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 insurance premiums. In some cases, you may be required to […]

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January 4, 2021

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 support payments are automatically withheld from the payer’s paycheck. The Michigan State Disbursement Unit, […]

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