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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

April 13, 2020

How Does Michigan Determine Child Support?

Establishing child support can be a daunting task. You want to ensure that your child’s needs are met, but you also want to protect your financial health. In the state of Michigan, courts use a formula to create a child support arrangement that takes your income, your child’s needs, and many other factors into account. […]

Read More

December 10, 2019

International Complications in Michigan Child Custody Cases

More people than ever are involved in international or cross-border relationships. People often travel the world for work or education, and they may fall in love and even marry and have children while living abroad. Others might develop a relationship with a foreign national in the United States. Divorce and separation can be complicated regardless […]

Read More

September 4, 2019

Back-To-School Tips for Successful Co-parenting

With so many children in Michigan returning to class for a new school year this September, you might think that parents get something of a break after a hectic summer. However, we at the law office of Lisa Stern know that back-to-school time poses its challenges, especially if you are trying to co-parent with an […]

Read More

March 25, 2019

What Can I Spend My Child Support Money On?

If you are a divorced Michigan parent who receives child support from your children’s other parent, you may have read or heard conflicting reports on how you can spend that money. Some reports insist that you must spend your child support money only on your children’s necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. This, however, […]

Read More

August 10, 2018

What are penalties for non-payment of child support in Michigan?

Like many parents in Michigan who pay child support, you may find it inconvenient or difficult to make the payments. You might also have reasons you feel are valid to not pay. However, you should consider the potential legal consequences of withholding child support, of which there are many. According to the Michigan Department of […]

Read More

April 5, 2018

Can a parent leave the state with the child?

Michigan child custody laws aim to make custody division as fair as possible to all parties involved. For this reason, there are certain restrictions placed on both parents. Even if you have primary custody of your child, there are still things that you can and can’t do. One grey area involves the question of whether […]

Read More

March 23, 2018

What if your ex-spouse isn’t paying child support?

As a parent in Michigan, your parental responsibilities don’t end after your marriage does. Even after divorcing your partner, it’s still important to provide your child with the same financial stability that they would have had by growing up in a household with two sources of support. This is why child support payments are made. […]

Read More

December 1, 2017

What can and can’t you use child support payments on?

Divorced parents in Michigan like you will likely be receiving some form of child support payment. These payments are specifically meant to help you make up the difference when it comes to the lost income that your ex-spouse was bringing into the family. It is designed for use on your child. So what exactly can […]

Read More