Child support is court ordered in Michigan and is determined pursuant to the Michigan Child Support Formula. The formula takes into account both parents’ incomes, the custody arrangement, health insurance costs and child care costs. In Michigan, child support law oversees each parent’s financial responsibility to his/her child. Child support payments are made until the child turns 18 years of age or until graduation from high school, whichever is later. These payments cover things such as the child’s food, shelter, clothing, education, and health care costs.
If one parent has custody of his/her child, and he/she believes that he/she may be entitled to child support, the best thing he/she can do is to consult with a reputable family law attorney. A lawyer that has handled prior child support cases can evaluate the circumstances surrounding the person’s custody arrangement and help the person file for child support in the Michigan courts.
CHILD SUPPORT DETERMINING FACTORS
Some factors the court will consider when calculating a child support award include:
· Each parent’s gross income
· The current custody arrangement and parenting time schedule
· Insurance premiums paid by both parents
· Monthly child support paid by either parent for other children
· Child care costs
MICHIGAN CHILD SUPPORT ATTORNEY
If you are considering filing for child support, or if you are currently going through the child support process, it is to your benefit to consult with a skilled Michigan child support attorney.
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