Many children go without support when a biological parent leaves the State without a support order having been established. The question is, then, can the left-behind parent establish a child support order? How does a court assert jurisdiction over a nonresident parent?
Michigan, fortunately, is among the vast majority of States that has adopted the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act "UIFSA". As a result, Michigan's courts may assert personal jurisdiction over the parent who abandoned the children if any of the following are true: