Spousal Support and Alimony

Spousal Support and Alimony

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 will understand how spousal support factors into your case. At West Michigan Divorce 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
  • Needs and Abilities To Pay
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Have questions or concerns about spousal support (alimony)? Contact West Michigan Divorce today for a consultation!

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 work 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 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 litigation skills to aggressively advocate for our clients in court.

Contact West Michigan Divorce

When you contact West Michigan Divorce, you can expect one-on-one service with a skilled family law lawyer. We value our clients and provide them with the attention they deserve.

If you are seeking sound legal advice and representation for your West Michigan divorce or other family matter, call us today at 616-233-9160 or contact us online.

Our business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and early morning and evening hours by appointment. We represent clients in Kent and Ottawa Counties, and the surrounding areas.

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