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alimony in Michigan

What is alimony in Michigan? (BTW it is the same as spousal support).

The purpose of alimony in Michigan is to balance the unfair economic effects of a divorce. Simply put alimony (which is the same as spousal support) is paid by one party to financially support a spouse after divorce if the property award is insufficient to support either party. This video webinar examines alimony in Michigan[…]

the needs of the parties

Alimony in Michigan – The needs of the parties.

Alimony and spousal support are payments made to support a former spouse.  Most attorneys use guidelines to estimate an alimony payment.  However, Michigan alimony law allows for an evaluation of the needs of the parties in determining alimony or spousal support, something that alimony guidelines don’t do. The most popular alimony guidelines take into consideration[…]

Fault and Alimony in Michigan

Fault and Alimony in Michigan This article discusses the role of fault and alimony in Michigan divorce cases.  Fault is one of 11 factors a court should consider when deciding if an award of alimony in Michigan is appropriate.  When the legislature changed divorce law in Michigan in 1971 from a fault based system to[…]

Discovery

Private Investigator and Michigan divorce

Something is not right . . . should I hire a private investigator?  By:  Daniel Findling (c) 2014 When people think of a private investigator they might think of Magnum PI or an anonymous looking person sitting in a car, eating a cheese burger while trying to catch a cheating spouse in the act.  Reality[…]

Alimony guidelines in Michigan

Alimony guidelines in Michigan The purpose of alimony under Michigan divorce law is to provide financial support to a former spouse after divorce.  Traditionally, alimony was paid by a husband to a wife however it is now not uncommon for a wife to pay her husband alimony.  While some divorce attorneys and divorce client’s argue[…]