Child support is calculated using the Michigan Child Support Formula. The formula takes into consideration each parent’s income, the parenting time schedule, day care expense, medical expenses and insurance, and tax exemptions. Child support is paid until the child attains the age of 18 or graduates from high school, whichever is later, but in no event beyond the age of 19 ½. Most experienced family law attorneys have the ability to calculate child support and can give you a pretty close estimate of what the amount will be. Modifications to child support can occur upon a showing of a change of circumstances such as a change in income or change in parenting time. Failing to pay the ordered child support amount can result in a loss of driver’s license, loss of a passport, seizure of tax refunds, and possible jail. Like other child related issues, the Court retains jurisdiction over child support matters until the child support is no longer paid. Our office is experienced representing parties regarding child support issues and is here to answer your questions regarding your issue.