Livingston County Michigan Alimony Attorneys
Aside from the emotional toll of a divorce, many individuals find themselves facing financial difficulties after the breakup of a marriage. Spousal support, also known as alimony, is intended to provide the receiving spouse with enough money to maintain a lifestyle similar to that enjoyed during the marriage.
At Bain & Bain, PC, we work with clients who are requesting alimony and those who have questions about determining alimony. For a free consultation to discuss your concerns, please contact an attorney in our Novi or Howell law offices today.
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How is Spousal Support Determined?
The courts consider many factors when determining alimony, including the following:
- Length of marriage
- Income of the parties
- Education of the parties
- Health of the parties
- Whether or not the parties have children together
- Health problems reducing income
It is important to note that alimony determinations may vary from judge to judge. There are specific guidelines to determine spousal support, but the judge does not have to follow them. Unlike child support, where there are strict guidelines, spousal support determinations are more subjective.
If you are requesting alimony, it is important to work with a family law attorney to ensure your best interests are protected. Our attorneys know the nuances of spousal support law in Michigan, and can guide you through the process and keep you informed along the way.
Modification of Alimony
When circumstances change for either party, an alimony modification may be warranted. These situations may include:
- Ex-spouse remarries
- Either spouse has a change in income
- Financial needs change
At Bain & Bain, PC, we can help with the initial alimony determinations or the modification of existing ones. We strive to inform clients, enabling them to make fact-based decisions that are in their best interest. Throughout the process, the client remains in charge of their case. We provide guidance and representation.
For more information about spousal maintenance, please contact our lawyers at 517-281-5588 today. We offer free and confidential consultations.