Alimony, Child and Spousal Support
As the result of divorce or child custody action, one party may be ordered to pay child or spousal support to the other party. Child support is calculated pursuant to the Michigan Child Support Formula and is most affected by the parents’ incomes and parenting time with the child. Often payments will made to the Friend of the Court or the Michigan State Disbursement Unit. This allows the payments to be fully accounted for or withheld directly from the payor’s income.
Recently, local prosecutors and the Friend of the Court have assembled task forces for Child Support and Spousal Support enforcement. A person who does not make full and timely support payments maybe be charged with a felony, punishable by up to 4 years in prison and/or $2,000 in fines.
The attorneys at McCroskey Law have experience facilitating results for both those required to pay support who may be facing an arrest or jail time, as well as those who should receive support but are not. It is important for anyone involved to actively keep the court informed and payments up to date to avoid potential criminal penalties and ensure those who are entitled to payment actually receive it.