support in an amount determined by application of the child support formuladeveloped by the state friend of the court bureau as required in section 19 of the friend of the court act, MCL 552.519. The court may enter an order that deviates from the formula if the court determines from the facts of the case that application of the child support formula would be unjust or inappropriate and sets forth in writing or on the record all of the following:
Necessity of Child Support Modifications
It's not some magical one time application of the formula that's the correct action under the law, but rather the state is obliged, in the interests of the child and of justice, to modify support orderswhen circumstances dictate.MCL 522.615, Section 15 mandates change of circumstance notices:
" The payer and any recipient of support shall immediately give to the office of the friend of the court notice of any change in circumstances which would affect an order of income withholding or the distribution of money received under that order."
(1) After a final judgment containing a child support order has been entered in a friend of the court case, the office shall periodically review the order, as follows:...(d) Upon receipt of a written request from either party. Within 14 days after receipt of the review request, the office shall determine whether the order is due for review. The office is not required to investigate more than 1 request received from a party each 36 months.