In Michigan, spousal support, formerly known as alimony, is money paid from one former spouse to the other following a divorce. The amount of support is based on the need of the spouse who requested it and is used as an attempt to place that requesting individual in the place he or she would have been had the marriage been maintained. Like child support, spousal support is usually withheld from the payer’s employer and can be modified after a divorce.
At Collis & Griffor PC, we have over 30 years’ combined experience helping family law clients navigate tough spousal support issues in their divorce. We can help you make sure you get all of the spousal support you deserve — or, that you don’t pay more spousal support than is fair — and will work diligently to ensure your life after divorce is comfortable and secure.
How Is Spousal Support Determined?
Understanding how spousal support is determined and whether or not it will be a part of your divorce can be confusing. Spousal support is not a part of your property settlement in a divorce, and its purpose is to obtain a balance between needs and earnings of the parties involved in the divorce.
Courts will consider a number of factors in determining whether spousal support will be granted in a divorce, including:
- The length of the marriage
- The ability of each spouse to support themselves
- The age of both spouses
- The financial capability of a spouse to pay alimony
Spousal Support Attorneys In Ann Arbor, Michigan
Collis & Griffor PC has experienced spousal support lawyers who are well-versed in family law matters and are here to assist you. For us, it’s all about you.
If you live in the Ypsilanti area or anywhere in southern Michigan, call Collis & Griffor PC today at 734-827-1337, or contact us online to set up an appointment for a consultation.