Child support is a court ordered payment awarded to the child/children by the court. The amount of child support is calculated by the Michigan Child Support Formula, which takes many factors into consideration including the number of overnights that each parent has with the child and the income of the parties.
Most of the time the court will award support based on the results of the Michigan Child Support Formula. However, it is possible to deviate from this calculation depending on the circumstances and facts of your specific case.
Child support will usually end when the minor child reaches the age of 18. Yet, it is possible to continue until the age of 19 ½ if the child is still in school and on track to graduate while living full time with the parent receiving the support.