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February 25, 2020

Child support can be changed at any time by the request of either party, if there is a change in circumstance.  A change in circumstance might be a change in the number of overnights allocated to each party, or a change in income by each party, either by increase or decrease.  The amount of child support changes on a per day basis and a per dollar basis, although until a significant change is made in either the number of overnights or the amount of income either increase or decrease, the amount of change would be insignificant so that such a change should be requested when a significant change in income or overnights occurs.

Even if a request is not made for a change in child support, the Oakland County Friend of the Court as other friends of the Court will contact the parties every three years to determine whether or not a change is necessary and request information that the parties should supply, so that a determination can be made.

Merrill Gordon is an Oakland County attorney with more than 35 years’ experience in divorce and family court proceedings along with all manners of civil actions. He is also a court-appointed mediator in Oakland and Wayne counties and has received an AV peer review rating, the highest available.

He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Thomas Cooley Law School.  He was admitted to State Bar of Michigan and all Michigan State and Federal Courts in 1981, and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1985. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland Country Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Mediation Tribunal Association.

For a free initial consultation, contact Merrill Gordon at (248) 626-3000 or via email at

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