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Are You Being Treated Fairly During Alimony Disputes?
Spousal support serves a very specific purpose; it is meant to make sure that both parties in a divorce are able to adapt to their new life without excessive financial hardship. When your prior marriage was to someone with a serious disability or who was a stay-at-home parent, you may be required to pay alimony. And, for those who are financially dependent, you need an alimony arrangement that helps you survive.
Whether you are establishing or disputing alimony, a lawyer helps ensure that the court considers your needs. Pinnacle Family Law manages dozens of spousal support cases annually. We know how to advocate for you. Call us: 248-305-6484.
Understand How The Court Decides
Alimony in Michigan is called spousal support by statute. The court may award temporary spousal support during the action or in the final judgment if the judge determines that the awarded party "needs" support and the other party is able to pay it. The court uses a multi factored analysis similar to the analysis used to divide marital property. The factors the court considers include:
The prior standard of living of the parties and whether either is responsible for the support of others.
Any other factor the court determines is relevant.
Using this analysis, the court will award spousal support for a specific time period, which may be short and rehabilitative or long-term and either modifiable or nonmodifiable, depending on the factors in the case.
Get The Help You Need At Pinnacle Family Law
Be sure to consult with your lawyer to determine what your court and/or judge generally awards as spousal support, if anything. Email us to schedule your consultation. We review your case for free. Meet with us in our office in Novi, Michigan, or one of our other offices to speak with our attorneys.