Michigan Child Support Formula Updates for 2017

Every year there are (MCSF) Michigan Child Support Formula updates that determines how child support is calculated. Highland family law attorney Kathryn Wayne-Spindler recently attended the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Family Law Conference and came away with the article, “The 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Child Support, Period!” In general, the courts calculate child support based on the income of both parents and the number of overnights each parent has with the children. Here some highlights of the 2017 changes to income calculation for the purposes of child support: Michigan Child Support Formula Updates Retirement Payments The income Continue Reading…

Spousal Support Considerations: Does Cohabitation Revoke Alimony?

Spousal Support Considerations In about 50 percent of current divorces handled by Milford, Michigan Divorce Attorney Kathryn Wayne-Spindler, one party receives alimony. The eligibility and amount of the spousal support is calculated based on many factors including actual income; potential income; age; length of the marriage; health and fitness of both parties; need; and ability to pay. Revocation of Alimony In most divorce judgments, the orders stipulate that alimony payments either end after a certain period or upon death or remarriage. Some alimony recipients seeking to continue receiving payments and proceed with a new relationship avoid remarrying. They instead choose Continue Reading…