At the Plymouth law firm of Selleck Legal, PLLC, we are ready to bring our experience to help you reach an ideal spousal support arrangement for your unique circumstances. When life changes, our founding lawyer, Stacey Selleck, can help you work toward a modification. In addition, if a spouse is not paying support, she can work toward contempt action to ensure that the court’s judgment is upheld.
How The Court Determines Alimony Payments
When it comes to spousal support or alimony, there are no hard-and-fast rules in Michigan. The court will take into account a number of factors when determining the most equitable outcome for support, including:
Past relations and conduct of the parties
Ability of the parties to work
Ability of the parties to pay spousal support
Present situation of the parties
Prior standard of living
Whether either party is responsible for the support of other
General principles of equity
Spousal Support Comes In Many Forms
Spousal support can be rehabilitative to help the dependent spouse make the transition to self-support, or permanent, as in cases with a long-term marriage with a spouse who has no career or marketable skills or a spouse who devoted much of his or her life to a homemaker role. In addition, it can be modifiable or nonmodifiable.
Because of the fluidity of spousal support issues, it is all the more important to reach out to the strongest attorney you can find who will persuasively negotiate in your best interests, whether you are in the divorce stage or in a post-divorce situation that requires a modification or enforcement.
Contact Our Plymouth Alimony Attorney For Help Today
We encourage you to reach out as soon as possible to discuss these issues. Contact Plymouth spousal support lawyer Stacey L. Selleck for a free initial consultation at 734-729-4459. Your email or overnight messages are responded to promptly. Many of our clients come from communities throughout Wayne County, including in Northville, Livonia, Westland and beyond.