A child’s biological parents have a statutory duty to care for, educate and support the children they bring into the world. So long as they can work out things themselves, how those responsibilities are measured financially, is up to them.
Once a complaint for Divorce, Separate Maintenance, Paternity or Support has been filed, the law requires that the Court determine what is the appropriate amount of child support to be paid by one party to the other. The Michigan Child Support Formula Manual has been determined by the Michigan Legislature and the Courts, to be the presumptive guide on which parent should be paying support to the other, and the amount. The Michigan Child Support Formula takes into consideration the parent’s respective incomes, the number of children, how parenting time is allocated between the two parents, health insurance costs for the children if paid by one parent or the other, certain tax considerations, and whether there are different custodial arrangements for different children.
To schedule a consultation with Metro Detroit child support attorney, contact Plymouth, MI family law attorney Carlo Martina or Peter Bissett today at 734-254-1140.