Grand Rapids Michigan Alimony Lawyers

Spousal support (alimony) is a fact-specific issue, awarded on a case-by-case basis in Michigan. By discussing your circumstances and needs with an experienced family law attorney you may be able to fully understand how spousal support payments may factor into your case. At Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, P.C., we confidently provide spousal support advice to clients located in Grand Rapids and throughout West Michigan.

Sometimes also known as “alimony” or “spousal maintenance,” spousal support is determined by a wide range of factors. These factors include:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Health of the parties
  • Monetary contribution of the parties
  • Income potential
  • Age
  • Education

Our firm can help you determine the amount and length of time that spousal support should be paid based on the circumstances of your case. It is easier to plan for the future if you know exactly how long your potential spousal support payments will continue. We fight hard to ensure that, if spousal support is appropriate, it is awarded in a reasonable amount for a manageable length of time.

Spousal support calculations are not always set in stone and can typically be modified if circumstances change. For this reason and others, it is often in parties’ best interests to attempt to arrive at an alimony settlement through an avenue of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediation or arbitration. However, there are often cases in which a settlement is not possible, particularly when spousal support is at issue. In these cases, we use our extensive litigation skills to aggressively advocate for our clients in court.

If you have questions or concerns about spousal support (alimony) or other divorce-related issues, contact a lawyer at Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander today. We offer a free initial consultation so you can discuss your situation and options with a qualified and knowledgeable member of our legal team.

After-hours appointments are available upon request. We accept most major credit cards.