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Michigan Family Law Issues in Tough Economic Times: Child Support

Tough Economic times doesnt mean you have to choose between “getting by” or your responsibilities . There are steps that you can take to take care of your obligations without putting yourself in a more difficult position. In Michigan, there is no retroactive modification of child support by law.

If you are about to lose your job, or suffer a loss in income, immediately contact the Friend of the Court where your divorce was to start modification proceedings. If you wait for several months, the support will continue at the same rate and you cannot have it modified on a retroactive basis. This is very important and this language is