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.