04. Child Support
Child Support is calculated using the Michigan Child Support Formula. The formula is extremely complex which can be very frustrating to parents on both the paying and receiving ends. The goal is not to punish parents but rather to help parents establish a financial partnership for the sake of their minor children. However, anyone who is behind in paying child support has likely encountered show-cause motions, threatened jail time, a suspended license, or garnished taxes.
On the flip side, you may be the parent who never receives child support because the other parent quits a job as soon as they see their check decrease, works under the table for uncollectable cash, or avoids paying support at all costs.
The fix could be as simple as requesting a review if your obligation is set much higher than it should be, or holding the other party accountable for the financial support your children need and deserve.