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The Michigan Child Support Formula already assumes all persons have certain living expenses. The Friend of the Court cannot deduct those bills before calculating support and making a recommendation.
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The Friend of the Court (FOC) will review the support obligation on cases in the following situations:
You may either
The FOC can provide the in pro per forms, which the petitioner must then file with the appropriate court fee.
Yes, the Friend of the Court reviews and investigates in pro per petitions.
Not unless a court order specifies it or a petition was filed with the Circuit Court.
No, the filing of a petition is a formal court action.
Support will not be modified until a new order is entered.
If you choose to not apply the Michigan Child Support Formula recommendation, you will be provided a Uniform Support Order to complete and have signed by both parties.
No, the Friend of the Court does not review and make recommendations regarding alimony.
Case law states that child support will not be reduced based on a voluntary reduction in income.