How is Child Support Determined in Michigan?

Michigan Child Support is determined by application of the Michigan Child Support Formula. These guidelines take into account both parents’ income and the number of days the minor child(ren) spend with each parent.

However, determining child support is not as simple as one might think. In addition to salary, the knowledgeable family lawyer knows to look at retirement and other benefits to determine if these should also be included as “income” for child support purposes. If a spouse is self-employed, business expenses must be scrutinized to determine if these are really as claimed or simply disguised income to the business owner which must be used in determining child support. Tax returns should also be reviewed to determine other income sources.

If you have a child support issue, Loraine R. Kuhn, Oakland County Family Law Attorney can assist you in determining the proper child support which you should pay or to which you are entitled.

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