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Child Support Mediation
The Michigan Child Support Formula governs child support. The formula takes into consideration a number of factors, including the income of the parties, childcare costs, health insurance, and the number of overnights the child spends with each party. One would believe child support to be a fairly simple calculation, however, the truth of the matter is, child support is one of the more difficult issues in divorce mediation because it is often tied to other emotional issues. Parties can create long term conflict by exaggerating or underestimating either party’s income, fighting to limit the number of overnights a child has with a parent, or using child support as a means of revenge. Mediation can aid parties in avoiding these pitfalls by facilitating discussion amongst the parties and helping them come up with a solution they feel best meets the needs of their child and each other rather than leave their fate in the hands of a judge or jury.