How is the amount of child support determined?

Child support is determined using the Michigan Child Support formula, which is required by state law. Calculations are based on the net monthly income of both parties and consider factors such as other children in the home. A child support order may include medical support costs, child care costs and if the parties agree, custody and parenting time provisions. You can estimate what your child support order may be online.

Please note that this is an estimate, and your actual order may be different depending on the information provided to the Family Court. The Family Court is required to complete the calculation in order to ensure accuracy.

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