Child support is money received by the custodial parent on behalf of the minor.  It is protected by statute in Michigan and enforced by contempt proceedings.  It cannot be discharged bankruptcy.  It is payable until the minor reaches the age of 18.   Child support   varies  based on the incomes of the parties and other factors under a formula known as the Michigan Child Support Guidelines.   It is crucial your attorney properly calculate child support on your behalf whether you are the payor or payee.