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Chapter 552 - DIVORCE
R.S. of 1846 ‑ Revised Statutes of 1846 (552.1 - 552.46)
     R‑S‑1846‑552‑1‑84 ‑ CHAPTER 84 Chapter 84. Of Divorce. (552.1...552.46)
          R‑S‑1846‑552‑1‑84‑DIVORCE ‑ DIVORCE (552.1...552.46)
               Section 552.1 ‑ Invalidity of marriages; legitimacy of issue.
               Section 552.2 ‑ Invalidity of marriages; marriage of person under age of consent, marriage by fraud, lack of cohabitation.
               Section 552.3 ‑ Marriage of doubtful validity; procedure to annul.
               Section 552.4 ‑ Marriage of doubtful validity; procedure to affirm.
               Section 552.5 ‑ Repealed. 1951, Act 14, Eff. Sept. 28, 1951.
               Section 552.6 ‑ Complaint for divorce; filing; grounds; answer; judgment.
               Section 552.7 ‑ Action for separate maintenance; filing; grounds; answer; effect of admission; counterclaim for divorce; judgment.
               Section 552.8 ‑ Repealed. 1971, Act 75, Eff. Jan. 1, 1972.
               Section 552.9 ‑ Judgment of divorce; residency requirement; exception.
               Section 552.9a ‑ Decree of divorce; conditions.
               Section 552.9b, 552.9c ‑ Repealed. 1958, Act 227, Imd. Eff. May 26, 1958.
               Section 552.9d ‑ Repealed. 1971, Act 75, Eff. Jan. 1, 1972.
               Section 552.9e ‑ Divorce; cause occurring out of state, residence.
               Section 552.9f ‑ Divorce; taking of testimony; minor children; perpetuating testimony; nonresident defendant, residence of plaintiff.
               Section 552.10 ‑ Repealed. 1971, Act 75, Eff. Jan. 1, 1972.
               Section 552.11 ‑ Action for divorce; answer without oath.
               Section 552.12 ‑ Suit; conduct, power of court.
               Section 552.13 ‑ Alimony; costs; termination.
               Section 552.14 ‑ Action for annulment, divorce, or separate maintenance; entering personal protection order.
               Section 552.15 ‑ Care, custody, and support of minor children during pendency of action; support order; enforcement.
               Section 552.16 ‑ Care, custody, and support of minor child after annulment or judgment of divorce or separate maintenance; enforcement.
               Section 552.16a ‑ Repealed. 2001, Act 107, Eff. Sept. 30, 2001.
               Section 552.17 ‑ Revision and alteration of judgment concerning care, custody, maintenance, and support of children; enforceability of order.
               Section 552.17a ‑ Jurisdiction of court; application for modification of judgment or order; waiver of contempt.
               Section 552.18 ‑ Rights or contingent rights in and to vested or unvested benefits or accumulated contributions as part of marital estate subject to award by court; amendment of court order to satisfy requirements of eligible domestic relations order.
               Section 552.19 ‑ Restoration of real and personal estate to parties.
               Section 552.20 ‑ Real and personal property or money in lieu thereof; delivery or payment to trustee; investment; application of income.
               Section 552.21 ‑ Payment of principal sum on court order; bonds.
               Section 552.22 ‑ Disclosure of property.
               Section 552.23 ‑ Judgment of divorce or separate maintenance; further award of real and personal estate; transmittal of payments to department of human services; service fee; failure or refusal to pay service fee; contempt; “state disbursement unit” or “SDU” defined.
               Section 552.24 ‑ Centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
               Section 552.27 ‑ Alimony or allowance for support and education of children as lien; default; powers of court.
               Section 552.28 ‑ Judgment for alimony or allowance or for appointment of trustees; revision or alteration.
               Section 552.29 ‑ Presumption of legitimacy.
               Section 552.30 ‑ Legitimacy of issue; dissolution of marriage.
               Section 552.31 ‑ Legitimacy of issue; dissolution of bigamous marriage entered into in good faith.
               Section 552.34 ‑ Action to annul marriage of minor.
               Section 552.35 ‑ Marriage annulment; action by party's next friend.
               Section 552.36 ‑ Marriage annulment; action by party to marriage.
               Section 552.37 ‑ Marriage annulment; ground of force or fraud; effect of voluntary cohabitation.
               Section 552.38 ‑ Marriage annulment; ground of force or fraud; custody and maintenance of issue.
               Section 552.39 ‑ Marriage annulment; ground of physical incapacity; party to maintain; time limitation of suit.
               Section 552.40‑552.42 ‑ Repealed. 1971, Act 75, Eff. Jan. 1, 1972.
               Section 552.43 ‑ Divorce from bed and board; decree; limited time, revocation.
               Section 552.44 ‑ Repealed. 1971, Act 75, Eff. Jan. 1, 1972.
               Section 552.45 ‑ Children; enumeration in complaint; notice to prosecutor of friend of court; decree opposition, interest of prosecutor or partners in case.
               Section 552.46 ‑ Repealed. 1971, Act 75, Eff. Jan. 1, 1972.
Act 259 of 1909 ‑ JUDGMENTS OF DIVORCE OR SEPARATE MAINTENANCE (552.101 - 552.104)
     Section 552.101 ‑ Judgment of divorce or separate maintenance; determining rights of wife or husband in and to policy of life insurance, endowment, or annuity; discharge of liability on policy; determination of rights; assignment of rights.
     Section 552.102 ‑ Realty owned jointly or by entireties; effect of divorce without determination of ownership in decree.
     Section 552.103 ‑ Realty owned jointly or by entireties; bill of complaint, disposal, sale order, partition.
     Section 552.104 ‑ Divorce decree; certified copy; recording.
Act 52 of 1911 ‑ ALIMONY AWARDED BY COURT OF ANOTHER STATE (552.121 - 552.123)
     Section 552.121 ‑ Foreign divorce decree as basis of action at law.
     Section 552.122 ‑ Stay of proceedings.
     Section 552.123 ‑ Judgment; stay, amendment.
Act 379 of 1913 ‑ COLLECTION OF ALIMONY OR SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE (552.151 - 552.156)
     Section 552.151 ‑ Alimony or support and maintenance order in suit for divorce or separate maintenance; petition; punishment for neglect or violation.
     Section 552.152 ‑ Payments in default; motion; attachment; “state disbursement unit” or “SDU” defined.
     Section 552.153 ‑ Order for payment; demand or notice not necessity.
     Section 552.154 ‑ Attachment; arrest, custody of party.
     Section 552.155 ‑ Attachment; discharge by execution of bond, court order.
     Section 552.156 ‑ Transition to centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
Act 239 of 1913 ‑ Repealed-FAILURE TO PAY SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE (552.201 - 552.203)
Act 412 of 1919 ‑ Repealed-FRIEND OF COURT IN DIVORCE CASES (552.251 - 552.255)
Act 243 of 1889 ‑ Repealed-PROPERTY AND MAINTENANCE FOR WIVES (552.301 - 552.302)
Act 152 of 1873 ‑ Repealed-PROPERTY AND MAINTENANCE FOR WIVES (552.333 - 552.333)
Act 299 of 1905 ‑ CHANGE OF NAME OF DIVORCED WOMAN (552.391 - 552.391)
     Section 552.391 ‑ Divorced woman; change of name.
Act 42 of 1949 ‑ AWARD OF PROPERTY OWNED BY SPOUSE TO PARTY (552.401 - 552.402)
     Section 552.401 ‑ Property owned by spouse; award to party contributing to acquisition, improvement, or accumulation thereof; effect of decree.
     Section 552.402 ‑ Certified copy of decree; recording or filing.
Act 138 of 1966 ‑ THE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT (552.451 - 552.459)
     Section 552.451 ‑ Proceedings for support of custodial parent and children; complaint; service; prohibition.
     Section 552.451a ‑ Proceedings for support of children; support order; burden of proof; applicability of section.
     Section 552.451b ‑ Proceedings for support of custodial parent and children being supported by public assistance; burden of proof.
     Section 552.451c ‑ Repealed. 2001, Act 111, Eff. Sept. 30, 2001.
     Section 552.452 ‑ Hearing; order; contents; burden of proving lack of ability to provide support; amount; medical and other expenses; enforcement of order; custody and parenting time.
     Section 552.453 ‑ Transmitting order for support to friend of court.
     Section 552.454 ‑ Prosecuting attorney as attorney for petitioner; agreement to transfer prosecutor's responsibilities; conduct of proceeding on behalf of state; utilization of child support formula as guideline; transmittal of payments to department of human services.
     Section 552.455 ‑ Modification of order; application and notice; order void upon entry of judgment of divorce or separate maintenance.
     Section 552.456 ‑ Warrant for criminal nonsupport; testimony.
     Section 552.457 ‑ Repealed. 2009, Act 236, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 2010.
     Section 552.458 ‑ Fees and costs.
     Section 552.458a ‑ Centralized receipt and disbursement of support.
     Section 552.459 ‑ Short title; “state disbursement unit” or “SDU” defined.
Act 294 of 1982 ‑ FRIEND OF THE COURT ACT (552.501 - 552.535)
     Section 552.501 ‑ Short title; purposes and construction of act.
     Section 552.502 ‑ Definitions; A to I.
     Section 552.502a ‑ Definitions; M to T.
     Section 552.503 ‑ Office of the friend of the court; creation in judicial circuit; exception; separate office in county; vacancy; merger; head of office as friend of the court; friend of the court as employee of circuit court; performance of duties; office procedures; availability of services to public.
     Section 552.504 ‑ Citizen friend of the court advisory committee; establishment; composition; appointment; vacancy; terms; election of chairperson and vice-chairperson; court administrative office guidelines; term limitation.
     Section 552.504a ‑ Citizen advisory committee; scope; duties; subcommittees; meetings open to the public; exception.
     Section 552.504b ‑ Information and records to be provided to citizen advisory committee.
     Section 552.504c ‑ Information and records as confidential; disclosure; penalty; grounds for dismissal.
     Section 552.505 ‑ Duties of friend of the court; failure of party to attend scheduled meeting; charging parties for investigation, report and recommendations; waiver or suspension of fees; disposition of money collected.
     Section 552.505a ‑ Open friend of the court case; closure.
     Section 552.507 ‑ Referee; designation by chief judge; powers; transcript of hearing; cost; de novo court hearing; request; interim order; review.
     Section 552.507a ‑ Making report, recommendation, and supporting documents available to attorneys and parties; informing parties in child custody dispute or guardian concerning preference expressed by child; availability of information.
     Section 552.508 ‑ Expediting relief; methods.
     Section 552.509 ‑ Duties of office regarding support payments providing statement of account to parties; initiating and carrying out proceedings to enforce order regarding custody, parenting time, health care coverage or support; enforcement orders entered in other state.
     Section 552.509a ‑ Centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
     Section 552.511 ‑ Initiating enforcement of support order and custody or parenting time order; procedure; arrearage; amnesty.
     Section 552.511a ‑ Payment of health care expense; complaint; sending copy of complaint and notice to parent; objection; hearing.
     Section 552.511b ‑ Custody or parenting time order violations; complaint; sending copy of complaint to individual accused of interfering; action.
     Section 552.512 ‑ Reporting information to consumer reporting agency.
     Section 552.513 ‑ Alternative dispute resolution; approval of plan; "protection order" defined; agreement; consent order; confidentiality of communication; qualifications of person providing domestic relations mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
     Section 552.515 ‑ Certain actions by employee providing domestic relations mediation; prohibition.
     Section 552.517 ‑ Review of child support order after final judgment; modification order; calculations; petition for modification; scheduling of hearing; petition to require dependent health care coverage; use of guidelines; costs.
     Section 552.517a ‑ Repealed. 2002, Act 571, Imd. Eff. Oct. 3, 2002.
     Section 552.517b ‑ Review of order; notice of right to request; notice of review; calculation of support amount; objection; joint meeting expediting resolution of support issues; provisions; modification; frequency of review.
     Section 552.517c ‑ Review of support order in another state; procedures.
     Section 552.517d ‑ Motion for modification of parenting time order.
     Section 552.517e ‑ Arrearage payment schedules; administrative adjustment.
     Section 552.518 ‑ Information from employer or former employer relative to parent.
     Section 552.519 ‑ State friend of the court bureau; creation; supervision and direction; main office; duties; state advisory committee; report or recommendation; reimbursement for expenses; meetings; assistance.
     Section 552.520 ‑ Information requested by department of human services.
     Section 552.521 ‑ Person appointed as friend of the court under former act; continuation; transfer of files, records, funds, and pending cases of office under former act; employees of friend of the court appointed under former act to become employees of corresponding office; employees of state judicial council serving in third judicial circuit to continue in present positions.
     Section 552.522 ‑ Appointment of attorney to assist friend of the court; compensation.
     Section 552.523 ‑ Vacancy; appointment of person to position of friend of the court or interim friend of the court; experience or education.
     Section 552.524 ‑ Annual review of performance record of friend of the court; public notice and comments; written evaluation; written response; copies.
     Section 552.525 ‑ Removal of friend of the court; approval.
     Section 552.526 ‑ Grievance procedure; record; powers and duties of citizen advisory committee.
     Section 552.527 ‑ Compensation and expenses of friend of the court and employees.
     Section 552.528 ‑ Compilation of data.
     Section 552.531 ‑ Repealed. 1996, Act 366, Eff. Jan. 1, 1997.
     Section 552.533 ‑ Repeal of MCL 552.251 to 552.255.
     Section 552.534 ‑ Conditional effective date.
     Section 552.535 ‑ Effective date.
Act 295 of 1982 ‑ SUPPORT AND PARENTING TIME ENFORCEMENT ACT (552.601 - 552.650)
     Section 552.601 ‑ Short title.
     Section 552.602 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 552.603 ‑ Support order; enforcement; information to be included; notice of new information; service of notices or other papers; accrued interest prohibited; failure to comply with requirements; fee; admission into evidence.
     Section 552.603a ‑ Failure to pay support; surcharge; calculation; assessment; collection; enforcement.
     Section 552.603b ‑ Retroactive correction of support amount.
     Section 552.603d ‑ Repayment plan.
     Section 552.604 ‑ Support order to provide for order of income withholding; order of income withholding by operation of law; notice; effective date of order.
     Section 552.605 ‑ Child support order; deviation from formula; agreement.
     Section 552.605a ‑ Information to be provided to office of the friend of the court; health care coverage; use of guidelines; bond.
     Section 552.605b ‑ Child support after 18 years of age.
     Section 552.605c ‑ Support order; monthly amounts; conversion; proration; applicability of excess payment against arrearage; refund.
     Section 552.605d ‑ Support order; provisions; assignment, redirection, or abatement of support payment; notice.
     Section 552.605e ‑ Payment plan for arrearages.
     Section 552.606 ‑ Support order entered under interstate income withholding act.
     Section 552.607 ‑ Notice of arrearage to payer; contents; sending copy of notice to recipient; request for hearing; time of hearing; de novo hearing; consolidation of hearings; completion of proceedings; review by friend of the court office.
     Section 552.607a ‑ Documentary evidence of income withheld.
     Section 552.608 ‑ Limitation on amount of income withheld.
     Section 552.609 ‑ Order of income withholding; service; notice.
     Section 552.610 ‑ Payer to give friend of court name and address of employer.
     Section 552.611 ‑ Order of income withholding; duration; priority.
     Section 552.611a ‑ More than 1 order of income withholding against payer or parent; compliance with source of income; liability; identification of withholding; combining amounts in single payment; identifying portion of single payment attributable to each payer.
     Section 552.612 ‑ Compliance with order as discharge of liability to payer.
     Section 552.613 ‑ Failure to comply with order; contempt; finding; initiation of proceedings; jurisdiction.
     Section 552.614 ‑ Termination or interruption of payer's income; notice; service on new employer or other source of income.
     Section 552.615 ‑ Notice of change in circumstances.
     Section 552.615a ‑ Military service adjustment; procedures.
     Section 552.617 ‑ Notice of support modification; changing amount assigned or withheld.
     Section 552.619 ‑ Modifying support order to exclude support for child of whom payer awarded sole custody; suspension or termination of order of income withholding; circumstances prohibiting written agreement; effectiveness of order of income withholding; refund of money improperly withheld.
     Section 552.621 ‑ Repealed. 1990, Act 296, Imd. Eff. Dec. 14, 1990.
     Section 552.623 ‑ Using order of income withholding as basis for refusing to employ, discharging, disciplining, or penalizing payer prohibited; violation as misdemeanor; penalty; restitution; use of occupational, driver's, or recreational or sporting license as basis; exception; fee.
     Section 552.624 ‑ Offset proceedings against delinquent payer's tax refunds.
     Section 552.624a ‑ Proceedings to set aside transfer of title or ownership of property without fair consideration.
     Section 552.624b ‑ Notification to child support lien network and additional clearinghouses of payer with support arrearage.
     Section 552.625 ‑ Enforcement of support orders; providing bond, security, or other guarantee.
     Section 552.625a ‑ Lien; creation; effect; full faith and credit to liens created in other states; priority; notice; exceptions to creation of lien; effect of lien on itemized amount in redemption order; definitions.
     Section 552.625b ‑ Remedy as cumulative; lien; perfection; notice; review procedures; enforcement; termination; disclosure of information.
     Section 552.625c ‑ Remedy as cumulative; arrearage under payer's support order; payer's financial assets held by financial institution; notice of lien and levy; form; notice of withdrawal; release of assets.
     Section 552.625d ‑ Obligation or liability of financial institution, insurer, or carrier; limitations.
     Section 552.625e ‑ Freeze of payer's financial assets; execution; notice.
     Section 552.625f ‑ Levy on financial assets; challenge; procedures.
     Section 552.625g ‑ Forwarding money by financial institution, insurer, or carrier.
     Section 552.625h ‑ Circuit court review.
     Section 552.625i ‑ Return of forwarded money to payer; reimbursement of fee, cost, or penalty; interest; allocations.
     Section 552.626 ‑ Notice of income withholding; failure of parent to obtain or maintain health care coverage for child; duties of friend of the court.
     Section 552.626a ‑ Eligibility of parent for health care coverage through employer; duties of employer.
     Section 552.626b ‑ Order or notice for dependent health care coverage; requirements.
     Section 552.626c ‑ Order for health care coverage; modification notice.
     Section 552.626d ‑ Notice to department of social services identifying health care coverage.
     Section 552.627 ‑ Other enforcement action.
     Section 552.628 ‑ Order to suspend payer's occupational, driver's, or recreational or sporting license; notice to payer.
     Section 552.629 ‑ Suspension hearing; consolidation with modification hearing; order to pay arrearage in installments; suspension order; failure of payer to comply with order.
     Section 552.630 ‑ Suspension of occupational, driver's, or recreational or sporting license by licensing agency; sending copy of order; schedule for payment of arrearage.
     Section 552.631 ‑ Failure or refusal to obey and perform support order; civil contempt proceeding; failure to appear; bench warrant; cash performance bond; custody; payment and disposition of costs; order rendering vehicle inoperable.
     Section 552.632 ‑ Payer arrested under bench warrant; cash performance bond; hearing; form of bond receipt; failure to appear; transmission and deposit of bond; setting aside contempt finding; voluntary appearance by payer; receipt.
     Section 552.633 ‑ Finding payer in contempt; presumption; proof of currently available resources.
     Section 552.635 ‑ Repealed. 2014, Act 378, Eff. March 17, 2015.
     Section 552.635a ‑ Alternative contempt track docket.
     Section 552.636 ‑ Friend of the court enforcement action; assessment of reasonable expenses.
     Section 552.637 ‑ Order of commitment.
     Section 552.639 ‑ Committing payer to county jail or alternative to jail; violating conditions of court; failure to return to place of confinement as escape from custody; misdemeanor; penalty.
     Section 552.641 ‑ Complaint alleging custody or parenting time order violation; duties of friend of court; declining to respond to violation; circumstances; compliance with MCL 552.519.
     Section 552.642 ‑ Makeup parenting time policy; establishment; approval; provisions of policy; notice; response; procedures.
     Section 552.642a ‑ Joint meeting.
     Section 552.644 ‑ Civil contempt proceeding to resolve dispute concerning parenting time; commencement by office of friend of court; notice; allegations; finding of violation; powers of court; "good cause" defined; duration of commitment; release; bench warrant; sanction for bad faith; judgment; payment of costs; order rendering vehicle inoperable.
     Section 552.645 ‑ Finding of contempt for noncompliance with makeup and ongoing parenting time schedule; suspension of license; agreement; hearing on modification of parenting time.
     Section 552.646 ‑ Custodial parent committed to jail or alternative to jail under MCL 552.644(2)(f); violation of conditions of court; commitment to county jail without privilege; failure to return to place of confinement as escape from custody; misdemeanor; penalty.
     Section 552.648 ‑ Centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
     Section 552.649 ‑ Conditional effective date.
     Section 552.650 ‑ Effective date.
Act 216 of 1985 ‑ INTERSTATE INCOME WITHHOLDING ACT (552.671 - 552.685)
     Section 552.671 ‑ Short title.
     Section 552.672 ‑ Purpose of act.
     Section 552.673 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 552.674 ‑ Remedy cumulative; delay or denial of relief prohibited.
     Section 552.675 ‑ Requesting agency of another jurisdiction to enter order for purpose of obtaining income withholding; documentation; copy of subsequent modifications of support order; contesting income withholding; notice; monitoring payments.
     Section 552.676 ‑ Office of child support to forward documentation to office of friend of court; filing documents with clerk of court; acceptance of documents as entry of support order; documentation required for entry of support order of another jurisdiction; remedying defect in documentation; notice of necessary additions or corrections; effect of meeting substantive requirement; enforcement of support order; jurisdiction limited to income withholding.
     Section 552.676a ‑ Filing fee or other costs not required.
     Section 552.677 ‑ Notice of proposed income withholding; contents; request for hearing; notice of hearing.
     Section 552.678 ‑ Prima facie proof; defenses of obligor; burden; duties of court.
     Section 552.679 ‑ Order of income withholding; manner of taking effect; notice.
     Section 552.680 ‑ Payments made and received pursuant to order of income withholding; validity of support order; more than 1 support order in effect for support of 1 person by same obligor.
     Section 552.680a ‑ Transition to centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
     Section 552.681 ‑ Obligor obtaining employment or having new or additional source of income in another state; duty of office of friend of court.
     Section 552.682 ‑ Voluntary income withholding.
     Section 552.683 ‑ Applicable law.
     Section 552.684 ‑ Effective date.
     Section 552.685 ‑ Conditional effective date.
Act 310 of 1996 ‑ Repealed-UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT (552.1101 - 552.1901)
Act 255 of 2015 ‑ UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT (552.2101 - 552.2905)
     255‑2015‑1 ‑ ARTICLE 1 (552.2101...552.2105)
          255‑2015‑1‑GENERAL‑PROVISIONS ‑ GENERAL PROVISIONS (552.2101...552.2102)
               Section 552.2101 ‑ Short title.
               Section 552.2102 ‑ Definitions.
          255‑2015‑1‑STATE‑TRIBUNAL‑AND‑SUPPORT-ENFORCEMENT‑AGENCY ‑ STATE TRIBUNAL AND SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (552.2103...552.2105)
               Section 552.2103 ‑ Court as tribunal; support enforcement agency.
               Section 552.2104 ‑ Remedies.
               Section 552.2105 ‑ Applicability.
     255‑2015‑2 ‑ ARTICLE 2 (552.2201...552.2211)
          255‑2015‑2‑JURISDICTION ‑ JURISDICTION (552.2201...552.2204)
               Section 552.2201 ‑ Tribunal; personal jurisdiction over nonresident.
               Section 552.2202 ‑ Continuing exclusive jurisdiction.
               Section 552.2203 ‑ State tribunal serving as initiating and responding tribunal.
               Section 552.2204 ‑ Establishment of support order; filing petition or pleading; jurisdiction.
          255‑2015‑2‑CONTINUING‑EXCLUSIVE-JURISDICTION‑TO‑MODIFY‑CHILD-SUPPORT‑ORDER ‑ CONTINUING, EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION TO MODIFY CHILD-SUPPORT ORDER (552.2205...552.2211)
               Section 552.2205 ‑ Issuance of child-support order; continuing, exclusive jurisdiction; modification; recognition of jurisdiction of another state; ex parte order.
               Section 552.2206 ‑ State tribunal serving as initiating or responding tribunal.
               Section 552.2207 ‑ Issuance of 1 or more child-support orders; recognition; request to determine controlling order; filing of certified copy.
               Section 552.2208 ‑ Response to registrations or petitions for enforcement of 2 or more orders.
               Section 552.2209 ‑ Crediting amounts collected under other order.
               Section 552.2210 ‑ Receipt of evidence, communication, and discovery from another state; application of procedural and substantive law.
               Section 552.2211 ‑ Spousal-support order; modification.
     255‑2015‑3 ‑ ARTICLE 3 (552.2301...552.2319)
          255‑2015‑3‑CIVIL‑PROVISIONS‑OF-GENERAL‑APPLICATION ‑ CIVIL PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION (552.2301...552.2319)
               Section 552.2301 ‑ Applicability of article to proceedings; initiation; petition.
               Section 552.2302 ‑ Proceeding on behalf of minor's child.
               Section 552.2303 ‑ Responding tribunal; duties.
               Section 552.2304 ‑ Forwarding copies of petition and documents; certificate; findings.
               Section 552.2305 ‑ Receipt of petition or pleading by responding tribunal; duties; authority; calculations on which order is based; prohibition; sending copy of order to petitioner, respondent, and initiating tribunal; conversion of foreign currency.
               Section 552.2306 ‑ Petition or pleading received by inappropriate tribunal.
               Section 552.2307 ‑ Support enforcement agency; duties.
               Section 552.2308 ‑ Support enforcement agency; neglect or refusal to provide services.
               Section 552.2309 ‑ Employment of private counsel.
               Section 552.2310 ‑ Office of child support as state information agency; duties.
               Section 552.2311 ‑ Petition; contents; form.
               Section 552.2312 ‑ Disclosure of certain information.
               Section 552.2313 ‑ Fees, costs, or expenses.
               Section 552.2314 ‑ Jurisdiction over petitioner in another jurisdiction.
               Section 552.2315 ‑ Nonparentage as defense.
               Section 552.2316 ‑ Physical presence of nonresident party; documents admissible as evidence; deposition or testimony.
               Section 552.2317 ‑ Communication.
               Section 552.2318 ‑ Authority of state tribunal to obtain or respond to discovery.
               Section 552.2319 ‑ Disbursement of amounts received under support order; certified statement.
     255‑2015‑4 ‑ ARTICLE 4 (552.2401...552.2402)
          255‑2015‑4‑ESTABLISHMENT‑OF‑SUPPORT-ORDER ‑ ESTABLISHMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER (552.2401...552.2402)
               Section 552.2401 ‑ Issuance of support order.
               Section 552.2402 ‑ Proceeding to determine parentage of child; responding tribunal.
     255‑2015‑5 ‑ ARTICLE 5 (552.2501...552.2507)
          255‑2015‑5‑ENFORCEMENT‑OF‑SUPPORT-ORDER‑WITHOUT‑REGISTRATION ‑ ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER WITHOUT REGISTRATION (552.2501...552.2507)
               Section 552.2501 ‑ Order of income withholding issued by another state.
               Section 552.2502 ‑ Order of income withholding; receipt by employer; copy to be provided to obligor; compliance with terms of order and state law.
               Section 552.2503 ‑ Receipt of 2 or more income-withholding orders; priorities.
               Section 552.2504 ‑ Income withholding order issued in another state; compliance.
               Section 552.2505 ‑ Income withholding order issued in another state; noncompliance.
               Section 552.2506 ‑ Income withholding order issued in another state; contesting validity or enforcement; notice.
               Section 552.2507 ‑ Party or support enforcement agency; receipt of documents required for registering order; enforcement; registration.
     255‑2015‑6 ‑ ARTICLE 6 (552.2601...552.2616)
          255‑2015‑6‑REGISTRATION‑ENFORCEMENT-AND‑MODIFICATION‑OF‑SUPPORT-ORDER ‑ REGISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND MODIFICATION OF SUPPORT ORDER (552.2601...552.2604)
               255‑2015‑6‑REGISTRATION‑ENFORCEMENT-AND‑MODIFICATION‑OF‑SUPPORT-ORDER‑1 ‑ PART 1 (552.2601...552.2604)
                    255‑2015‑6‑REGISTRATION‑ENFORCEMENT-AND‑MODIFICATION‑OF‑SUPPORT-ORDER‑1‑REGISTRATION‑FOR‑ENFORCEMENT-OF‑SUPPORT‑ORDER ‑ REGISTRATION FOR ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER (552.2601...552.2604)
                         Section 552.2601 ‑ Registration of order.
                         Section 552.2602 ‑ Registration of order; records to be sent to state tribunal; filing; affirmative remedy; 2 or more orders in effect; controlling order; request for determination.
                         Section 552.2603 ‑ Order issued in another state; registration; recognition; enforcement.
                         Section 552.2604 ‑ Support payments and arrearages; governing law; statute of limitation.
          255‑2015‑6‑2 ‑ PART 2 (552.2605...552.2608)
               255‑2015‑6‑2‑CONTEST‑OF‑VALIDITY-OR‑ENFORCEMENT ‑ CONTEST OF VALIDITY OR ENFORCEMENT (552.2605...552.2608)
                    Section 552.2605 ‑ Notice.
                    Section 552.2606 ‑ Nonregistering party; hearing.
                    Section 552.2607 ‑ Burden of proof; defense; remedies.
                    Section 552.2608 ‑ Registered support order; effect of confirmation.
          255‑2015‑6‑3 ‑ PART 3 (552.2609...552.2614)
               255‑2015‑6‑3‑REGISTRATION‑AND‑MODIFICATION-OF‑CHILD‑SUPPORT‑ORDER-OF‑ANOTHER‑STATE ‑ REGISTRATION AND MODIFICATION OF CHILD-SUPPORT ORDER OF ANOTHER STATE (552.2609...552.2614)
                    Section 552.2609 ‑ Modification of support order issued in another state; petition.
                    Section 552.2610 ‑ Enforcement of another state's child-support order.
                    Section 552.2611 ‑ Modification of another state's child-support order; findings; requirements, procedures, and defenses; jurisdictions.
                    Section 552.2612 ‑ Modification of child-support order by tribunal of another state.
                    Section 552.2613 ‑ Child not resident of issuing state; jurisdiction.
                    Section 552.2614 ‑ Issuance of modified child-support order; failure to file with issuing tribunal.
          255‑2015‑6‑4 ‑ PART 4 (552.2615...552.2616)
               255‑2015‑6‑4‑REGISTRATION‑AND‑MODIFICATION-OF‑FOREIGN‑CHILD‑SUPPORT-ORDER ‑ REGISTRATION AND MODIFICATION OF FOREIGN CHILD-SUPPORT ORDER (552.2615...552.2616)
                    Section 552.2615 ‑ Modification of foreign child-support order.
                    Section 552.2616 ‑ Modification of foreign child-support order; registration; petition.
     255‑2015‑7 ‑ ARTICLE 7 (552.2701...552.2713)
          255‑2015‑7‑SUPPORT‑PROCEEDING‑UNDER-CONVENTION ‑ SUPPORT PROCEEDING UNDER CONVENTION (552.2701...552.2713)
               Section 552.2701 ‑ Definitions.
               Section 552.2702 ‑ Applicability of article; inconsistent provisions.
               Section 552.2703 ‑ Office of child support as designated agency.
               Section 552.2704 ‑ Office of child support; duties; available proceedings; security, bond, or deposit as payment guarantee prohibited.
               Section 552.2705 ‑ Support order; direct request.
               Section 552.2706 ‑ Convention support order; registration.
               Section 552.2707 ‑ Contesting registered Convention support order.
               Section 552.2708 ‑ Recognition and enforcement of registered Convention support order; grounds for refusal; effect.
               Section 552.2709 ‑ Enforcement of severable part of order.
               Section 552.2710 ‑ Recognition and enforcement of foreign support agreement registered in this state.
               Section 552.2711 ‑ Modification of foreign Convention child-support order.
               Section 552.2712 ‑ Use of personal information.
               Section 552.2713 ‑ Filing of record in original language; English translation.
     255‑2015‑8 ‑ ARTICLE 8 (552.2801...552.2802)
          255‑2015‑8‑INTERSTATE‑RENDITION ‑ INTERSTATE RENDITION (552.2801...552.2802)
               Section 552.2801 ‑ "Governor" defined; authority; extradition.
               Section 552.2802 ‑ Individual charged criminally with failing to provide support; surrender.
     255‑2015‑9 ‑ ARTICLE 9 (552.2901...552.2905)
          255‑2015‑9‑MISCELLANEOUS‑PROVISIONS ‑ MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (552.2901...552.2905)
               Section 552.2901 ‑ Application and construction of act.
               Section 552.2902 ‑ Applicability of act to proceedings begun on or after effective date of act.
               Section 552.2903 ‑ Severability.
               Section 552.2904 ‑ Repeal of MCL 552.1101 to 552.1901.
               Section 552.2905 ‑ Effective date.

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