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The court orders the support for your share of your child’s / children’s livelihood. Parenting Time and Child Support are separate issues and are enforced that way through the Friend of the Court.
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Department of Human services or file an application through the Friend of the Court.
Michigan Works Agency (MWA) will notify the Friend of the Court Office and further action will be taken.
Notify the Friend of the Court office in writing with the name, address, and telephone number of the new employer.
It is the law in Michigan that all support is paid through payroll deductions unless expressly excluded by the court.
You may petition the court for modification of the support order based on your income. The motion is available at the Friend of the Court front desk.
If you choose to hire an attorney you may, if not the paperwork is available to do it on your own at the Friend of the Court front desk.
It is possible that a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest for failure to appear.
You may be found in contempt of court. A contempt finding could require a lump sum payment or a jail sentence.
You may file a complaint. These forms are available at the Friend of the Court front desk or on the website.
There is a Friend of the Court Grievance for available at the front desk of the Monroe County Friend of the Court office or you can request that one be mailed to you. You may ask a staff member for the procedure in filing the paperwork.