Michigan Legal Aid for Change in Child Support
Can I Adjust My Child Support? Call Now for Help!
Michigan law provides that child support orders can be modified upon a showing of proper cause or as the circumstances of the parents and benefit of the children require. As you can see, the burdens of proof involved in modifying child support are relatively low when compared to the burdens involved when seeking a modification of parenting time or custody. While there may be no bar to seeking a modification of child support, that does not mean that there is no minimum threshold to meet.
The current Michigan Child Support Formula provides that “the minimum threshold for modification is 10-percent of the currently ordered support payment or $50 per month, whichever is greater.” MCSF 4.04(A) As a result of the relatively low burdens involved in modifying child support, many people underestimate the procedures involved and the potential arguments to be made. An experienced family law attorney will be able to navigate the process for you and determine the arguments that are available and, further, which of those arguments will have the greatest impact on your situation.
That is why your first step in considering whether to request a modification of child support should always be to consult with a reputable and experienced family law attorney. At the law offices of Mihelich & Kavanaugh, PLC, our attorneys will discuss the matter with you during a free in-office consultation. During that consultation, the attorney will also inform you of the procedures involved and how to best proceed in your particular case. Call our office today to schedule your appointment and receive the honest and thoughtful advice that you deserve.