Mediating Child Support: Some Tips

Mediating Child Support When couples with children separate, both know of which support must be paid.  We’ve heard of “deadbeat” moms in addition to dads, yet in reality, from the almost 20 years of which I have been a divorce/family lawyer, I have never met a parent who would likely purposely shirk their financial obligations…

The Economics of Child Support

DHS Director Maura Corrigan The Michigan Auditor General gave a high grade to the arm of the state bureaucracy responsible for collecting in addition to distributing child support.  within the two year audit period billions in child support dollars were collected in addition to distributed with 99.9% accuracy according to the auditor. Much of the…

The 2013 Michigan Child Support Formula Manual

Back in January 2008, the Friend of the Court Bureau of the State Court Administrator’s Office published a fairly comprehensive set of modifications to the Michigan Child Support Formula.  Next week, their fresh child support manual comes out; the first since those 2008 modifications.  This kind of post covers all the significant modifications that will…

High Income Child Support

In 1988, the federal Family Support Act required all states to enact presumptive child support “guidelines” in order to preserve federal funding on a variety of family-oriented programs.  Since then, Michigan has adopted the Michigan Child Support Formula. In response to the Act, some states adopted support formulas that will “top-out” for high earners.  Here…

SCOTUS: No Right to Attorney in Child Support Civil Contempt Proceeding

As the High Court’s term comes to an end of which week, SCOTUS will be issuing opinions by the day.  One of those announced of which week was the South Carolina case involving a father’s contempt proceeding for failure to pay his child support. The case, Turner v Rogers, involved a series of contempt proceedings…

Michigan Supreme Court Affirms Father's Child Support Obligation Even When Parental Rights Terminated

There has been some buzz among family law practitioners This particular week concerning the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision within the DHS vs Beck case. Earlier This particular year, we posted on the Michigan Court of Appeals decision which held a father, whose chronic drugging resulted within the complete neglect of his children as well as…

Divorce: Three Times a Charm for Charlie Sheen

in which’s been a tough week for Charlie Sheen. On Tuesday, the 45-year-old actor was hospitalized after an “adverse” reaction to prescription medication. as well as on Monday (November 1), the “Two as well as a Half Men” star as well as wife Brooke Mueller filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.” Back in May, Sheen…

Sperm Donation in addition to Law

WHAT is usually THE LAW REGARDING SPERM DONORS in addition to PATERNITY RIGHTS/CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS? So, I keep seeing ads for Jennifer Aniston’s brand-new film, The Switch. from the age of independent women, single moms, in addition to vanishing importance of men, what is usually the law regarding sperm donation??? Short answer: sperm donors (known…

Online Divorce Seminar featuring Kelly Chang Rickert

Free Online Seminar – Divorce 101 Tuesday, February 23, 2010 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST Webinar Registration Are you going through a divorce? Do you need help understanding the process? Join us for a live discussion which has a Divorce Attorney who can help you – for free. Ask your questions on the call,…