Oakland County Alimony Attorneys

Michigan law provides for spousal support (formerly called alimony) on a case-by-case basis. However, the law does not clearly state how alimony payments should be determined in every case. Rather, a range of factors are weighed and considered by the court. That's why it is so important to have a lawyer experienced in dealing with spousal support to ensure that your award is fair and accurately reflects your situation.

Do you have an issue with spousal support? The lawyers at The Law Firm of Hauer & Snover can assist you. Feel free to reach out to our Detroit-area law firm online or call us directly at 248-258-0800 to speak with an attorney.

Experienced Lawyers Trusted For Their Knowledge, Dedication And Success

At The Law Firm of Hauer & Snover, in Oakland County, we are well-versed in Michigan alimony law. We have presented workshops, seminars and written many articles about spousal support. We use our in-depth understanding of this aspect of divorce to provide clients with skilled representation in any matter related to paying or receiving alimony.

Factors Included In Michigan Spousal Support Calculations

The courts consider these and other factors when determining if alimony should be awarded as well as the amount and duration of alimony awards:

  • Conduct of the parties during marriage, including infidelity or substance abuse
  • Prior standard of living of the parties
  • Health and ages of the parties
  • Length of the marriage
  • Ability to be self-supporting
  • Amount of property and incomes of both parties
  • Needs of the parties

These and other issues are considered by a judge. We develop spousal support proposals which are presented to the court based on full consideration of all relevant factors.

Can Spousal Support Be Modified In The Future?

A question clients frequently ask is whether the amount of alimony can be adjusted if circumstances change. The answer depends on whether the original order was modifiable. If it was, then the alimony award may be changed if the party requesting the change can demonstrate changed circumstances, such as a change of income, disability or other extraordinary situations.

We can directly assist you in determining whether your situation calls for a modification and can answer any other questions you may have relating to your support award.

How A Lawyer Can Help

Our divorce and alimony lawyers file actions for support, defend against alimony claims, petition for modifications and seek enforcement of original orders.

Another concern clients may have is that they are not receiving their alimony payments or their order is non modifiable and they cannot afford to pay their spousal support obligation. We are experienced in all aspects of spousal support and can assist you through every situation.

A successful outcome depends on obtaining all relevant information. We have investigators, accountants and other financial experts who can help us develop the strongest case possible.

Reach Out To Our Law Firm For Guidance With Any Support Question

For more information about spousal support, contact The Law Firm of Hauer & Snover in Oakland County. Call us at 248-258-0800 to learn how we can help you with a Michigan alimony award.