Michigan child support laws are designed based on the principle that every child has the right to be financially supported by both parents if possible. An experienced child support attorney can assist you in making sense of the confusion that goes along with child support guidelines, financial affidavits, income withholding orders and more. At KI Law, our lawyers have a deep understanding of Michigan family law rules and child support regulations. We will fight for your parental rights. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for immediate legal assistance regarding your child support case.
How Child Support is Calculated in Michigan
Courts use the Michigan Child Support Formula to determine the amount of child support due. The formula calculates support based on a variety of factors including:
- How many nights per year the child spends with each parent
- Income of each parent
- Number of children between the parents at issue
- Number of other biological children that each parent supports
- Childcare costs
- Health care and insurance costs
Michigan courts are required to follow the support formula in most situations. However, the law allows judges to deviate from the guidelines when compelling circumstance merit doing so.
How Long do Child Support Payments Continue
Child support payments normally continue until the child turns 18. However, a judge can order support for a child between 18 and 19 ½ if the child is attending high school full-time and still resides with the parent receiving the support.
Types Child Support Cases We Handle
Our attorneys have the legal knowledge and experience needed to handle any type of Michigan child support claim. Some of the types of child support cases that we most commonly handle include:
- Disputes over initial child support payments
- The collection of back child support
- Reduction in child support obligations
- Child support award modifications; and
- Disputes over the extension of child support beyond the age of eighteen.
Contact us today if you have any questions about child support, custody, or other family law issues.
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5700 Crooks Road, Suite 200
Troy, Michigan 48098