Children have a legal right to financial support from their parents—child support. This financial obligation continues until the child turns 18 years old or until 19 ½ , if the child is enrolled full-time in school. Typically, the non-custodial parent pays child support to the custodial parent. In Michigan, the amount of child support is determined by the Michigan Child Support Formula (MCSF) and takes into account the income of the parents, the number of children, health insurance, and child care costs, amongst other factors. Courts must order that the calculated amount be paid unless a parent seeking modification can show there has been a change in circumstances. And therefore, the child support amount is unfair or inappropriate due to the change in circumstances… Click HERE to read more!