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April 29th, 2016

Proving income for Child Support or Spousal Support in Michigan

Is Your Spouse Lying About Income?

In Michigan, when child support or spousal support (alimony) is calculated, it is important to prove your spouse’s income to receive a fair child support or spousal support contribution. Sometimes, parties in a divorce process attempt to mislead the court and incorrectly report their income in an attempt to reduce the amount of child support or spousal support they will have to pay.

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May 17th, 2014

How Can I Modify Child Support?

Michigan child support attorneyChild Support can be modified either by agreement of the parties or by court order.

The Parties’ Agreement to Modify Support

The parents can always agree to modify child support. If the parties agree to do so, they still need to draft the proper documents and ask a judge to approve the change. Ordinarily, a judge will approve of the change unless the amount of support is below Michigan guidelines. If the amount is below guidelines, the parties must convince the judge that (1) it is justified; and (2) the amount will still adequately support the children.

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