Midland, MI asked in Child Support for Michigan

Q: Can child support end, if minor child is charged/convicted as an adult?

In Michigan, child is 16-1/2, has been kicked out of high school for lack of attendance and has been in trouble with the law. He has been told by his PO, if he breaks the law again, there is a great chance that he will be charged as an adult do to criminal history & run-ins with the law.

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Brent T. Geers

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  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Interesting question. If he were to be locked up on an adult charge, I would think at the very least, the Friend of the Court would need to weigh in as to whom and how much support is owed. It would not surprise me if both parents ended up sharing a child support obligation that would go directly to the state for reimbursement of his incarceration expenses. I'm sure a situation like this has come up before, but I've just never ran across it as an issue.

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