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Act 295 of 1982
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Act 295 of 1982

AN ACT to provide for and to supplement statutes that provide for the provisions and enforcement of support, health care, and parenting time orders with respect to divorce, separate maintenance, paternity, child custody and support, and spousal support; to prescribe and authorize certain provisions of those orders; to prescribe the powers and duties of the circuit court and friend of the court; to prescribe certain duties of certain employers and other sources of income; to provide for penalties and remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

History: 1982, Act 295, Eff. July 1, 1983 ;-- Am. 1985, Act 210, Eff. Mar. 1, 1987 ;-- Am. 1995, Act 236, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996 ;-- Am. 1996, Act 25, Eff. June 1, 1996 ;-- Am. 2001, Act 106, Eff. Sept. 30, 2001

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 552.601SectionShort title.
Section 552.602SectionDefinitions.
Section 552.603SectionSupport order; enforcement; information to be included; notice of new information; service of notices or other papers; accrued interest prohibited; failure to comply with requirements; fee; admission into evidence.
Section 552.603aSectionFailure to pay support; surcharge; calculation; assessment; collection; enforcement.
Section 552.603bSectionRetroactive correction of support amount.
Section 552.603dSectionRepayment plan.
Section 552.604SectionSupport order to provide for order of income withholding; order of income withholding by operation of law; notice; effective date of order.
Section 552.605SectionChild support order; deviation from formula; agreement.
Section 552.605aSectionInformation to be provided to office of the friend of the court; health care coverage; use of guidelines; bond.
Section 552.605bSectionChild support after 18 years of age.
Section 552.605cSectionSupport order; monthly amounts; conversion; proration; applicability of excess payment against arrearage; refund.
Section 552.605dSectionSupport order; provisions; motion for modification; assignment, redirection, or abatement of support payment; notice.
Section 552.605eSectionPayment plan for arrearages.
Section 552.606SectionSupport order entered under interstate income withholding act.
Section 552.607SectionNotice of arrearage to payer; contents; sending copy of notice to recipient; request for hearing; time of hearing; de novo hearing; consolidation of hearings; completion of proceedings; review by friend of the court office.
Section 552.607aSectionDocumentary evidence of income withheld.
Section 552.608SectionLimitation on amount of income withheld.
Section 552.609SectionOrder of income withholding; service; notice.
Section 552.610SectionPayer to give friend of court name and address of employer.
Section 552.611SectionOrder of income withholding; duration; priority.
Section 552.611aSectionMore than 1 order of income withholding against payer or parent; compliance with source of income; liability; identification of withholding; combining amounts in single payment; identifying portion of single payment attributable to each payer.
Section 552.612SectionCompliance with order as discharge of liability to payer.
Section 552.613SectionFailure to comply with order; contempt; finding; initiation of proceedings; jurisdiction.
Section 552.614SectionTermination or interruption of payer's income; notice; service on new employer or other source of income.
Section 552.615SectionNotice of change in circumstances.
Section 552.615aSectionMilitary service adjustment; procedures.
Section 552.617SectionNotice of support modification; changing amount assigned or withheld.
Section 552.619SectionModifying support order to exclude support for child of whom payer awarded sole custody; suspension or termination of order of income withholding; circumstances prohibiting written agreement; effectiveness of order of income withholding; refund of money improperly withheld.
Section 552.621SectionRepealed. 1990, Act 296, Imd. Eff. Dec. 14, 1990.
Section 552.623SectionUsing order of income withholding as basis for refusing to employ, discharging, disciplining, or penalizing payer prohibited; violation as misdemeanor; penalty; restitution; use of occupational, driver's, or recreational or sporting license as basis; exception; fee.
Section 552.624SectionOffset proceedings against delinquent payer's tax refunds.
Section 552.624aSectionProceedings to set aside transfer of title or ownership of property without fair consideration.
Section 552.624bSectionNotification to child support lien network and additional clearinghouses of payer with support arrearage.
Section 552.625SectionEnforcement of support orders; providing bond, security, or other guarantee.
Section 552.625aSectionLien; creation; effect; full faith and credit to liens created in other states; priority; notice; exceptions to creation of lien; effect of lien on itemized amount in redemption order; definitions.
Section 552.625bSectionRemedy as cumulative; lien; perfection; notice; review procedures; enforcement; termination; disclosure of information.
Section 552.625cSectionRemedy as cumulative; arrearage under payer's support order; payer's financial assets held by financial institution; notice of lien and levy; form; notice of withdrawal; release of assets.
Section 552.625dSectionObligation or liability of financial institution, insurer, or carrier; limitations.
Section 552.625eSectionFreeze of payer's financial assets; execution; notice.
Section 552.625fSectionLevy on financial assets; challenge; procedures.
Section 552.625gSectionForwarding money by financial institution, insurer, or carrier.
Section 552.625hSectionCircuit court review.
Section 552.625iSectionReturn of forwarded money to payer; reimbursement of fee, cost, or penalty; interest; allocations.
Section 552.626SectionNotice of income withholding; failure of parent to obtain or maintain health care coverage for child; duties of friend of the court.
Section 552.626aSectionEligibility of parent for health care coverage through employer; duties of employer.
Section 552.626bSectionOrder or notice for dependent health care coverage; requirements.
Section 552.626cSectionOrder for health care coverage; modification notice.
Section 552.626dSectionNotice to department of social services identifying health care coverage.
Section 552.627SectionOther enforcement action.
Section 552.628SectionOrder to suspend payer's occupational, recreational, sporting, or driver's license; notice to payer.
Section 552.629SectionSuspension hearing; consolidation with modification hearing; order to pay arrearage in installments; suspension order; failure of payer to comply with order.
Section 552.630SectionSuspension of occupational, driver's, or recreational or sporting license by licensing agency; sending copy of order; schedule for payment of arrearage.
Section 552.631SectionFailure or refusal to obey and perform support order; civil contempt proceeding; failure to appear; bench warrant; cash performance bond; custody; payment and disposition of costs; order rendering vehicle inoperable.
Section 552.632SectionPayer arrested under bench warrant; cash performance bond; hearing; form of bond receipt; failure to appear; transmission and deposit of bond; setting aside contempt finding; voluntary appearance by payer; receipt.
Section 552.633SectionFinding payer in contempt; presumption; proof of currently available resources.
Section 552.635SectionRepealed. 2014, Act 378, Eff. March 17, 2015.
Section 552.635aSectionAlternative contempt track docket.
Section 552.636SectionFriend of the court enforcement action; assessment of reasonable expenses.
Section 552.637SectionOrder of commitment.
Section 552.639SectionCommitting payer to county jail or alternative to jail; violating conditions of court; failure to return to place of confinement as escape from custody; misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 552.641SectionComplaint alleging custody or parenting time order violation; duties of friend of court; declining to respond to violation; circumstances; compliance with MCL 552.519.
Section 552.642SectionMakeup parenting time policy; establishment; approval; provisions of policy; notice; response; procedures.
Section 552.642aSectionJoint meeting.
Section 552.644SectionCivil contempt proceeding to resolve dispute concerning parenting time; commencement by office of friend of court; notice; allegations; finding of violation; powers of court; "good cause" defined; duration of commitment; release; bench warrant; sanction for bad faith; judgment; payment of costs; order rendering vehicle inoperable.
Section 552.645SectionFinding of contempt for noncompliance with makeup and ongoing parenting time schedule; suspension of license; agreement; hearing on modification of parenting time.
Section 552.646SectionCustodial parent committed to jail or alternative to jail under MCL 552.644(2)(f); violation of conditions of court; commitment to county jail without privilege; failure to return to place of confinement as escape from custody; misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 552.648SectionCentralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
Section 552.649SectionConditional effective date.
Section 552.650SectionEffective date.
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