Spouses often earn different incomes but enjoy one standard of living during their marriage. One spouse may have earned less than the other spouse so that they could take care of the children, home, and family needs, for example. 

When the spouse’s divorce, the lower-earning spouse is at a financial disadvantage. The court may correct this disadvantage by awarding alimony, or spousal support, for a certain amount of time or until the spouse receiving alimony remarries.

How the Court Decides on Spousal Support

Each divorce is unique. However, for all Michigan divorces, the court will consider the following factors to determine whether alimony should be awarded and the fair amount of alimony payments:

Spousal support may be:

Spousal support may be a one-time lump sum payment or divided into multiple payments over a period of time.

Talk to a Michigan Divorce Lawyer About Alimony

Spousal support is a critical aspect of your divorce agreement, but there are many different things to work out during divorce proceedings.  Our goal is to set you up for a successful future. Call us or text our Michigan family law attorneys today for a complimentary consultation about your rights.

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