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Under the US Federal Court rules there are only 3 ways to get to federal court. First, when there is a federal question. This means that there has to be a federal law violation involved or a federal constitutional law question. Second, is "diversity of citizenship," meaning that the plaintiff and defendant are in completely different states and the controversy is worth over $75,000. Finally, a disagreement between the states (which does not apply here).
The issue here is that family court matters are an issue of state's rights to control pursuant to the 10th Amendment of the US Constitution
. Thus, if your lower small town family court in MI does not follow the laws in issuing a family court judgment against you, the recourse for you is to file an appeal to the MI court of appeals and then to the MI Supreme Court. However, this is not a federal statute or constitutional issue and it is not a diversity issue, it is a state's rights issue so I am afraid that while you want to get this family spousal support issue to the federal courts, I am afraid it simply would not qualify under the laws, but you DO have adequate redress to get away from the small town court by going through the MI appeals process to the higher level MI courts.
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