My question involves child support in the State of: Michigan
About 5 months ago my 17yr old decided she did not like my rules and moved into her friends home. Long story short, I live in Michigan and I cant force her to come home but I am still legally responsible for her. That is a t least what I was told by the police when I called to try and force her back home. In those 5 months I have continued to pay her medical insurance, medical expenses, and car insurance, etc. Her dad pays a very minimal amout of support and has never been consistant with his payments. Some months I receive $30, some months I may get lucky and get $80. I have not informed the Friend of the Court because I keep thinking she will move back home and I am still supporting her in some aspects. Her father found out she was not staying here and is now taking me to court. What if any repercusssions will I be facing? He currently owes me over $5,000 in arrerages. Will it help to bring documentation proving what I do pay for her? The $30 he paid in August wont even cover her healthcare coverage. BTW, he was ordered to obtain and keep healthcare for her, but has never held a job long enough to be elgible or for that matter held a job.
Second question: I filed for CS when she was 6 yrs old. At the time the asst prosecuting attorney of my county helped me. I recall him entering an additional wording in the order about changing the order at any time to go retroactive back to birth. I have never bothered to check in to this. Is this a possibilty? I might as well make this case worth my time if I'm going to be pulled back in to court.