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March 2014 Archives

MI man owes over half a million in child support

Every now and then, people may hear on the news or read in a newspaper that child support enforcement has increased and that authorities are rounding up parents who have failed or neglected to pay their child support obligations. What Michigan residents may not know is that depending on the amount of child support arrearage, the penalties for failure to pay can be very severe and potentially result in jail time.

Judge reduces Beyonce's father's child support payments

A change in circumstances which can significantly impact a persons' ability to pay their monthly child support obligation can happen to anyone. Michigan fans of singer Beyonce may find it interesting to learn that according to recent media reports the presiding judge in the child support modification case involving her father and the mother of his son resulted in significantly reduced child support payments.

MI county tests amnesty program for child support non-payers

According to recent reports, a new Cheboygan County amnesty program could potentially clear over 80 separate arrest warrants that had been issued for the apprehension of parents who failed to pay their monthly child support payments and had child support in arrears.

Understanding property division in a Michigan divorce

Michigan residents may not be aware that before property can be divided, courts have to determine what is and is not marital property. The things that can be done to protect assets, property, retirement accounts and business assets in a divorce are likely some important questions that many divorcing couples ponder.

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