Michigan child support http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Supreme Court: Parents can be exempt from paying child support in extreme cases http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-supreme-court-parents-can-be-exempt-paying-child-support-extreme-cases <p>Tuesday night, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that if a parent can&nbsp;prove they are unable to pay child support, they cannot be charged with a felony for the nonsupport.</p><p>The catch is, proving an inability to pay is quite difficult. Defendants must prove that they have sold off assets and exhausted their resources to be protected under the decision.</p><p>The ruling revolved around three Michigan cases in which parents argued they were unable to pay child support. The parents charged with nonsupport said&nbsp;they were denied their constitutional right to due process when circuit courts refused to consider evidence of their inability to pay.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:50:45 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom & The Associated Press 8509 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Supreme Court: Parents can be exempt from paying child support in extreme cases Michigan Attorney General's office collects over $100 million in child support http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-attorney-generals-office-collects-over-100-million-child-support <p>Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says that office&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-17334_34799---,00.html">Child Support Division</a> has passed an important marker: It has now collected more than $100 million in child support for delinquent parents.</p><p>The division launched in 2003. Since then, it&rsquo;s used Michigan&rsquo;s tough child support laws to enforce court-ordered payments.</p><p>Michiganis the only state that makes failure to pay child support a four-year felony.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:40:34 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 2142 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Attorney General's office collects over $100 million in child support