You do what you can to make sure your children get the support that they need. You live for the time you get to spend with them, even if it is not as much time as you would like. Unfortunately, you are finding your time with them being cut short, all because your ex is not happy with your child support agreement or because you are finding it challenging to keep up with your ordered payment amount. Withholding children over support issues is a complaint often seen in Michigan family law courts.

Shared custody is the arrangement of choice these days. This means that both parents should enjoy relatively equal time with their kids. However, one parent is still typically named primary custody holder. This is the parent who will collect child support because he or she will have the kids slightly more often than the so-called non-custodial parent.

When issues surrounding child support arise, there are primary custody holders who will use their children as a way to punish their exes. The most significant way that they do this is by denying the other parent their time with the children. You may think that there is nothing you can do when this happens, but that is not true.

If you have an ex who is not abiding by your custody agreement, you can either address the matter in private, utilize mediation services to seek resolution or take the issue to a Michigan family law court for review. The individual denying parenting time may be held in contempt of court, which can have significant consequences. If you have support and custody problems that need addressing, take charge as soon as possible. Waiting will only hurt you and your kids in the long run. To learn more about addressing support and custody concerns, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.