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.
Comments and Suggestions
The Friend of the Court Bureau collects public comment for the purpose of reviewing potential changes to the formula manual. We welcome anyone's input and always look to improve the manual. We encourage public comment to identify problems and to gather suggestions for improvement.
To appropriately document your issues, please make sure that
all comments and suggestions are written, and: (1) clearly and concisely state
your issues, (2) refer to specific manual provisions or language, (3) suggest
specific changes or language changes, (4) include examples or comparisons on
the effect of your proposed changes, and (5) include any related documentation
Child Support Formula Manuals