Addressing Alimony In Your Divorce Case
This unique and complex area of family law can be one of the most difficult issues in a divorce. Having an attorney who is knowledgeable on this side of the law can make all the difference in obtaining a fair result.
In Michigan, there is no formula for determining alimony (also called spousal support). It’s granted on a case-by-case basis, though there are a number of standardized factors to be taken into account.
Alimony can be a contentious issue. It’s important to work with a lawyer who understands the nuances of this issue. At Lashier Law, PLLC, I have extensive experience helping clients address all aspects of divorce, including alimony. I’m Jessica Lashier, a family law attorney and certified divorce mediator in Clinton Township. I take a thorough approach to handling alimony issues. I am thorough in investigating and evaluating all the relevant factors. I draw on extensive experience in Michigan family law to ensure that the spousal support payments are fair for my clients.
Factors For Determining Spousal Support In Michigan
- How long the marriage lasted
- Each spouse’s age
- Each spouse’s health
- Each spouse’s income and ability to pay support
- The financial needs and standard of living of each spouse
- How much each spouse contributed to the marriage, including financially, raising children
- Whether either spouse is living with someone else or has others to support