Spousal support is a payment from one spouse to the other when one of the spouses is at a financial disadvantage during or after divorce. Michigan law gives family court judges tremendous discretion when deciding whether to order spousal support, how much to order, and for how long.
Factors Used in Determining Spousal Support
In Michigan, the factors that are considered by the court in awarding spousal support include:
- The duration of the marriage
- The fault of either party leading to divorce
- The parties’ education level and ability to work
- The ability of the parties to pay alimony
- The amount of property awarded to the parties
- The age, health, and needs of the parties
- The present situation of the parties
- The prior standard of living of the parties
- Whether either is responsible for the support of others
- Other economic and equitable considerations
Since a decision regarding spousal support could be the single greatest factor determining your future financial security, you need experienced representation from an attorney who is dedicated to delivering favorable results. Contact KI Law today to schedule a consultation with a spousal support attorney.
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