Evasion of child support payments has become a major cause of concern for Michigan authorities. One of the innovative steps created under the state laws is the collection of child support payment as per the court order directly from the employer of the non-custodial parent who is responsible for paying the child support.
Child support payments are one of the most basic responsibilities of any biological parent. In many cases however, the non-custodial parent for some reason or another tries to evade and not pay child support required to pay for the child's medical bills, education needs and other requirements for the child's well being.
The employers of the non-custodial parent have now become additional parties in certain child support cases. In fact, a study shows that almost 70 percent of child support payments are now being directly collected by the state authorities from the employers of the non-custodial parent responsible for paying child support.
The employers have been given authority under Michigan law to withhold the part of the non-custodial parent's salary that legally should be applied to regular child support payments. Such amounts collected and withheld from the employee may be directly transferred to the disbursement unit of Michigan's department of child support.
The employers are also required to report any new employees to the department. New hires are then matched against the names of those who owe outstanding child support payments in order to facilitate the process. The state's agency for unemployment insurance also has the authority to obtain quarterly salary reporting from the employers. This also aids in monitoring child support payment.
Source: Michigan.gov, "Employer resources," Accessed on Feb. 24, 2015