Troy, Michigan, Spousal Support & Alimony Attorneys
There is a misconception that spousal support is a cut and dry process, much like child support. It's not. Spousal support is much more subjective – although there are spousal support guidelines – there are no specific presumptive formulas that courts use when determining spousal maintenance payments. Courts are not guaranteed in any specific case and these issues are often hotly-contested. If you are involved in a spousal support dispute, you need an experienced attorney to explain and protect your rights.
At the Law Offices of Ronald M. Bookholder in Troy, Michigan, we provide people with sound legal counsel and experienced representation. Our attorneys strive to find constructive solutions to these issues, striving to help our clients avoid the expense and stress of litigation.
Put an end to your spousal support issues. To discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable family law attorney, call 877-502-7892 today. You can also e-mail us.
How Is Spousal Support Determined?
Unlike child support, which is mandated by statute, spousal support is not required after a divorce. Also, spousal support is not determined using a strict mathematical formula. However, the court does consider a number of factors such as:
- How long the couple has been married
- The education level of each spouse
- Incomes and earning capabilities of each spouse
- Disparity of income between spouses
- Health and disabilities
- Ability of a spouse to pay spousal support
- Needs of the parties
In a divorce involving children, child support will always be determined before considering spousal support. If a spouse is paying child support, that amount is considered when determining spousal support.
Make sure you receive a fair deal. Spousal support is ultimately about making sure each spouse has the resources they need to move on with their lives and maintain a reasonable standard of living considering factors identified by Michigan case law and statutes. Contact us today to discuss your needs with an experienced lawyer at the Law Offices of Ronald M. Bookholder.