Alimony and Spousal Support

Spousal support or alimony is money that one spouse pays to the other after a marriage has ended. This can be paid over a length of time or all at once. There is no set formula for determining spousal support in Michigan, and each case is treated individually by taking into consideration a number of different factors, including:

  • Length of Marriage
  • Ability of Spouse Requesting Alimony to Work & Earn
  • Age of Each Party at Time of Divorce
  • Disabilities & Health Problems
  • Education Level
  • Domestic Violence
  • Fault by Either Spouse

Spouse at Fault & Spousal Support

Although Michigan is a “no fault” divorce state, if the party requesting spousal support is found at fault in their marriage, they will be less likely to receive alimony. Reasons for being at fault may include:

  • Financial Irresponsibility
  • Extramarital Affairs
  • Alcohol / Drug Abuse
  • Gambling Addiction

Michigan Alimony Help

Michigan courts will look at each case extensively, and other factors that may determine the outcome of a spousal support case include the overall amount of assets in the marriage, and the wellbeing of each party in the alimony case.

There is a lot to be taken into consideration in each Michigan spousal support case, and our experienced alimony lawyers can help you work through the details and arrive at a favorable outcome in your situation.

For a legal consultation and answers to any questions concerning Michigan alimony and spousal support, contact us online or call our family law firm today at (734) 397-4540.

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