FRIEND OF THE COURT HANDBOOK - SURCHARGE ON OVERDUE SUPPORT
As of January 1, 2011, a court order will be required for a surcharge to be assessed on a child support docket. A judge must find a payer has failed to pay support under a support order and that failure was willful before ordering the assessment of a surcharge.
Any surcharge collected for support due the custodial parent will be paid to that parent. Any amounts due to the State of Michigan will incur a surcharge payable to the State of Michigan.