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Alimony / Spousal Support

Divorce is complex. Few people entering into a marriage fully understand the complex legal ties involved in what amounts to a marriage contract. At Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte, PLC, we have extensive experience helping people contemplating divorce, as well as those served with divorce papers, understand the legal issues involved in a divorce. Call 616-975-9951 / 877-975-9951 or contact us online.

Under Michigan law the terms alimony and spousal support mean the same thing. Alimony is deemed to be a support for a spouse. There are numerous factors that must be considered in making a determination about whether someone is eligible for or responsible to pay alimony. These factors include the following:

Past relations and conduct of the parties

Length of the marriage

Ability of the parties to work

Source of and amount of property awarded to the parties

Age of the parties

Ability of the parties to pay spousal support

Present situation of the parties

Needs of the parties

Health of the parties

Prior standard of living of the parties

Whether either party is responsible for the support of other people

General principles of equity

spousal support

This list of factors is relevant to a discussion of alimony and/or spousal support and each factor can become complicated. In this analysis, our attorneys are able to assist our clients in navigating and presenting on each and all of these factors to our client’s best interest.

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