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Understanding Michigan’s Spousal Support Rules

Last updated on August 3, 2023

Attorney Michael A. Robbins assists clients with matters related to spousal support (also called alimony). Unlike child support, spousal support calculations are based on several factors. There is no formula. Considerations include:

  • Relations of the parties during the past
  • The length of the marriage
  • The employability and workability of each party
  • The property awarded to each of the parties
  • The age of the parties
  • The capacity to pay alimony
  • The current circumstances of each party
  • The needs of the parties
  • The health and well-being of each of the parties
  • The parties’ prior standard of living and whether either is responsible for the support of others

Spousal support can be temporary or permanent. If temporary, the court order may include provisions for renewal or support may end altogether at a predetermined date. Michael A. Robbins can advise you on such matters.

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To learn how spousal support orders will impact you, call us at 248-646-7980 for an initial consultation, or fill out our intake form on our Contact page. Located in Bloomfield Hills, Mr. Robbins accepts cases in the Tri-County area of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties and throughout the state.