Michigan Spousal Support Attorneys
Representing Men in Spousal Support Cases in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Livingston, Washtenaw, Monroe, Lapeer & St. Clair Counties
If you are going through a divorce, you might be wondering if you have pay spousal support. The court may order you to pay alimony if your spouse has financial needs. Spousal support can be temporary or permanent and may be awarded only during the divorce process or after the divorce is finalized. If you are unhappy with your spousal support agreement, the attorneys at the American Divorce Association for Men can help you. Our Detroit spousal support lawyers have over 30 years of experience helping men with their family law cases.
Factors Considered in Determining Spousal Support
SpoYou and your spouse can come up with a spousal support agreement; however, if you and your former spouse cannot agree, the court will determine a plan for you after giving you and your attorney a chance to present your case. Michigan law considers various factors when determining if spousal support should be awarded and how much.
The following factors are used when determining spousal support:
- Length of the marriage
- Ability to work
- Source and amount of property awarded
- Ages of the parties
- Ability to pay
- Past relations and conduct
- Present and future needs
- Health of the parties
- Marital standard of living
- General principles of equity
How Long Will I Have to Pay Spousal Support?
One of the common questions that former spouses ask is how long they will have to pay spousal support. To decide the duration of spousal support, the judge will look at various factors, including the duration of the marriage, each party’s contributions to the marital estate, both spouses’ ages, and the parties’ needs and circumstances. Sometimes a judge orders spousal support to be paid all at once. This is called “lump-sum” spousal support. Other times spousal support is paid over time, in monthly or yearly payments—this is called “periodic” spousal support.
Work with Our Michigan Spousal Support Lawyers
If you are unhappy with your spousal support agreement, contact the attorneys at the American Divorce Association for Men. Our team has over 30 years of experience helping men through family cases. We have the knowledge and experience needed to help you obtain the best possible results for you case. We understand how overwhelming spousal support cases can be, but we are here to help guide you through the process. Call our Michigan spousal support attorneys today for a free case review!