Michigan Child Support Blog Articles

Michigan Child Support Blog articles from the attorneys at Bruce Law Firm

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Is Child Support Based on 40 Hours or Overtime Pay: The Michigan Court View

If you are facing a child-support hearing in Michigan, it is essential to understand the factors that determine the amount ordered. Depending on your specific circumstances, the decision concerning working overtime has to be evaluated.

We will explore how the trial court views overtime pay when determining child support obligations and provide essential information for litigants navigating this critical issue.

Can Parents Agree to No Child Support? The Pros and Cons

When two parents decide to break up, one of the biggest questions they face is child support. How much should the noncustodial parent pay? Will either parent have to pay child support at all? Can parents agree to no child support?

Parties can avoid paying child support but often, the assistance of an attorney is needed. We will explore the pros and cons of agreeing to no child support. We will also look at how child support is determined in Michigan Courts.

It is essential to understand that child support is not about money. Child support is about the child’s needs. The child should have the same standard of living in both homes. Child support should not be used as a way to punish noncustodial parents.

Does Child Support Change If You Get Married? How Marital Status Affects Child Support Payments

When two people get married, their lives become intertwined in many ways. One question often arises about whether child support payments will change if the parents marry. Generally, child support payments will not change if you marry in Michigan.

The Courts generally do not include the new spouse’s income. Michigan’s child support guidelines do not consider a new spouse’s income when a child support obligation is calculated.

However, the answer to this question is complex and depends on various factors. We will explore how marital status affects child support payments. We will also provide tips on handling child support payments if you get married.

Michigan Child Support Formula: What You Need To Know

Michigan child support is determined by a state-specific child support formula that considers various factors, including the parents’ incomes, the number of children involved, and health care and child care costs. We will discuss the Michigan child support formula in detail to understand how it works and how it might apply to your situation.

The child support formula calculates the primary child support obligation, which is the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent will pay to the custodial parent. The Michigan child support formula considers the incomes of both parents, the number of children involved, and health care and child care costs.