While there are plenty of secondary questions to ask, the primary answer to this hinges on one question: Do you have a business succession plan in place?
No. Although child support is supposed to be for the benefit of the children, you do not have to keep the money you receive from your ex in a separate account, nor do you have to account for how the money is spent.
In my Family Law practice, I frequently hear about communication and family issues arising as a result of too much cell phone usage. While we’re all guilty of at least occasionally picking up our phones during dinner or scrolling absentmindedly through emails during a conversation, if left unchecked, too much cell phone usage during family time can have serious consequences.
You need to file a parenting time violation with the Friend of the Court (FOC) in your county. In Kent County, there is no cost to file. If the FOC determines there is enough evidence to investigate, they will do so and will make a recommendation to the court. The FOC can recommend anything from loss of parenting time for the violating parent, to a temporary suspension of parenting time, to a permanent change to the parenting time schedule.
- My ex-spouse pays me spousal support. Do I have to pay taxes on these payments?
- I have physical custody of my minor children, but my ex and I share legal custody. Can I move with my children from Grand Rapids to Petoskey?
- Michigan Family Law: Are Child Support Payments Tax Deductible?
- Michigan Family Law: If Parents are Divorced, which Parent is Entitled to the Tax Exemption for the Children?