My question involves child support in the State of: Michigan
My childrens dad has been receiving unemployment from the state of TX since Nov of 09. He made 1 payment of $2,100 in January and 1 payment of $318 in May. He is now almost $5,200 behind and has told me he is moving to PA the first of Sept. The courts scheduled a date in June when he was approx. $3,500 behind. When he told them that he was looking for a job they said it was okay and he didn't have to worry about not making any payments. --this was crazy in itself to me! Our next court date is next Friday. When I call my local FOC they said that there is NOTHING I or the courts can do to require him to pay any or all of it before moving. I know of other people (in our county) that had bench warrants placed for them by the courts (without the custodial parents asking) when they were only $1,200 behind. I do know that he has has a few "jobs on the side" and has received other monies but has made no attempts to pay his CS.
My questions are: Is there anything that I can ask to be done to require him to pay all or a portion of his arrears before he leaves the state? Also, after he moves and is settled into his new job who do I contact and exactly what do I ask them to do to recalculate our child support amount (since he will no longer be around or taking the kids on a regular basis0.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!!!