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Spousal Support

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Spousal support, traditionally known as alimony, is a financial obligation that involves a person making payments to a former spouse following a divorce or separation. Spousal support can involve male or female payers, and it usually terminates upon the death of either party or the remarriage of the receiving party. In some cases, a person may be entitled to receive support for life.

Like child support, spousal support is ordered by Michigan courts, and details are formulated based on a specific set of guidelines. These guidelines take into account factors such as:

  • Each spouse's age
  • The length of the marriage
  • The couple's former standard of living
  • Each spouse's income and earning potential
  • Expenses
  • Parties' fault in divorce
  • Whether domestic violence occurred
  • Health considerations

If you need legal assistance in determining whether you will pay or receive spousal support (and, if so, how much), or if you have a support-related conflict, talk to a lawyer who understands Michigan spousal support law in detail. At the Law Offices of Harris & Literski, we have been practicing family law since 1985, negotiating and litigating alimony and child support matters of all kinds on behalf of our clients.

Our attorneys can help you reach fair spousal support arrangements through a variety of means, while paying close attention to conflict mitigation and cost-effectiveness. As your attorneys, we will work to make sure you are treated fairly in court orders involving financial matters.

Contact Our Firm's Brighton Spousal Support Attorneys

If you have questions about how Michigan spousal support guidelines affect you, we can answer them and help you come up with a plan of action. Contact the Law Offices of Harris & Literski for a free consultation with a knowledgeable spousal support attorney.