Lawyers With Extensive Spousal Support Experience
Working with experienced attorneys who understand the legal processes involved with spousal support (also known as alimony) is key, especially in Michigan. Our state determines spousal support on a case-by-case basis. The law does not give clear-cut guidelines or a calculator for spousal support. Rather, a range of factors are weighed and considered by the court. You need 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. Our firm has more than 40 years of legal experience with alimony and other family law matters in Michigan. We keep on the cutting edge to help you achieve the best results possible. Call our Bloomfield Hills office at 248-258-0800.
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
We develop spousal support proposals that are presented to the court based on full consideration of all relevant factors. We have investigators, accountants and other financial experts who can help us develop the strongest case possible.
Can Spousal Support Be Modified?
You may wonder 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 or disability.
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.
Reach Out To Our Law Firm
Our attorneys have presented workshops, seminars and written many articles about spousal support. Use our extensive experience for help with any matter related to paying or receiving alimony. Send us an email now, or call 248-258-0800 to arrange a consultation.