Michigan Spousal Support Attorney
Assisting Clients With Spousal Support Matters in Michigan
Whether you are seeking alimony or are required to pay it, an experienced alimony attorney can make all the difference in the world. At Haque Legal, we understand that alimony payments can be a huge source of stress and anxiety. We are here to help make the process less overwhelming. Our team can guide you through your case and work to ensure that your needs are met.
Call Haque Legal today at (248) 988-9625 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our spousal support lawyer in Michigan.
What is Alimony?
Alimony, also commonly known as spousal support, refers to the financial assistance one spouse may be obligated to provide to the other after a divorce or separation. This support is designed to address disparities in earning capacity and maintain a standard of living similar to that enjoyed during the marriage. Michigan recognizes both temporary and long-term alimony, depending on the circumstances of the case.
At Haque Legal, we comprehend the evolving landscape of spousal support laws in Michigan. We stay abreast of legislative changes and legal precedents to ensure our clients receive accurate and up-to-date advice. Our commitment is to empower you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your financial future.
Who Gets Alimony in a Divorce?
Determining who qualifies for alimony involves a careful examination of various factors. Michigan courts consider the following elements when assessing spousal support:
- Length of Marriage: Generally, longer marriages are more likely to result in spousal support obligations.
- Income Disparities: Significant differences in income between spouses may warrant alimony to ensure financial fairness.
- Contributions to the Marriage: Non-economic contributions, such as homemaking or supporting a spouse's career, are valued in spousal support considerations.
- Standard of Living: The court considers the lifestyle established during the marriage and aims to maintain a similar standard of living for both parties post-divorce.
- Health and Age: The health and age of each spouse can influence the need for financial support, especially in cases where one spouse may face challenges in reentering the workforce.
How Long Does Alimony Last in Michigan?
In Michigan, alimony can be temporary or permanent. Temporary alimony is paid during the divorce process, while permanent alimony is paid to the dependent spouse after the divorce is finalized. Permanent alimony is granted in cases where the marriage lasted more than 10 years.
Permanent alimony is based on many factors, including the length of the marriage, the contributions of each spouse to the marriage, and the financial circumstances of each spouse. Alimony is often awarded to the dependent spouse, who is usually the spouse who stayed home and took care of the children.
According to Michigan law, permanent alimony can last for the following amounts of time:
- For an indefinite duration
- For a specific duration, such as for a set number of years
- For the recipient spouse's life
In the case of the last option, the dependent spouse can request that the alimony be terminated in the future if their circumstances change, such as if they find a job or if their financial situation improves. In this case, the court will review the dependent spouse's financial situation and determine whether the alimony should be continued.
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How Much Does Alimony Cost?
Alimony is based on the dependent spouse's need and the supporting spouse's ability to pay.
The court will consider the following factors when determining alimony:
- The duration of the marriage
- The age, health, station, occupation, amount and sources of income of both spouses
- The vocational skills of the dependent spouse
- The financial situation of both spouses
- The marital lifestyle
- The ability of the supporting spouse to pay
- Any marital misconduct
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Contact Our Michigan Alimony Lawyers Today
At Haque Legal, we understand how stressful and overwhelming divorce can be. We are here to help make the process less overwhelming. Our team can guide you through the process and work to ensure that your needs are met.
Don't put your financial future at risk. Call our experienced alimony attorneys in at (248) 988-9625 today to get started on your case.