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Michigan Child Support Formula
As part of its responsibilities, the Friend of the Court Bureau developed a formula guideline for figuring child support obligation amounts. The law requires courts to use this formula when setting or changing child support obligations.
The child support formula is reviewed and changed periodically and its figures updated for economic changes. When these changes occur, the bureau issues a new Michigan Child Support Formula Manual. Michigan's guideline consists of the manual and its most current supplement or schedules.