Dearborn, MI asked in Child Support for Michigan

Q: What is my child's father chances of getting child support lowered?

He lost his job back in Feb just completely stop paying about a month ago. He doesn't spend time with our daughter or see her at all. He asked the courts to modify his payments

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
Answered
  • Howell, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Assuming he lost his job through no fault of his own, chances are pretty good his support will be modified.

You need to have someone representing you at the Friend of the Court hearing/Divorce court hearing to insure the whole situation is explored, and the possibility of increasing the support once he's employed again remains open and 'transparent' (eg you're entitled to regular updates so you can bring this back when there's a change in circumstances.)

Support won't go to 'zero' but it is important that you are involved in the process to minimize the disruption to your child.

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