Have you lost your job, been laid off, or had to take a pay cut? If so, you may be eligible to lower your child support or spousal support payments.
In these tough economic times, many people have had to adjust their expenses and give up many things they had once enjoyed. Under the Michigan Child Support Guidelines, child support is calculated based on your income, the amount of overnight parenting time you have, the amount of medical insurance paid, and the cost of child care. If your pay has decreased, or you are unemployed, you should request a review of your current child support obligation. At Ambrose, we can run the guidelines for you at no cost to see if you qualify for a reduction.
You can also visit the Michigan Child Support Formula Manual
If you are obligated to pay spousal support, and the language in your Judgment of Divorce says that spousal support is “modifiable,” then you may also qualify for a decrease in the amount of spousal support you have to pay, or you may be eligible to have spousal support terminate completely.
If you have any questions or would like further information regarding this issue, contact David Lutz at: (248) 624-5500; (313) 645-9219, David@ambroselawgroup.com, or visit www.ambrosefamilylaw.com.