Addressing Alimony Or Spousal Support Concerns
If you are considering filing for divorce or are already a party to a divorce proceeding, you may be uncertain about your rights regarding spousal support or alimony. When is it appropriate? How is it calculated? You want an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to help you protect your rights.
At The Smith Law Offices, P.C., we bring highly focused legal counsel to individuals throughout southeast Michigan, including men and women involved in alimony or spousal support disputes. We built our practice on a commitment to personal service and attention, always meeting with our clients on a face-to-face basis. Our top priority is always your success, and we will help you pursue your goals as cost-effectively as possible. With a reputation for extensive knowledge and a willingness to listen carefully to your needs and concerns, we get many of our new cases as referrals from former or current clients.
Tremendous Understanding Of Spousal Support Laws
Whether you seek to collect spousal support or want to ensure that your alimony obligation is no greater than necessary, we will guide you through the process. We are well-versed in the factors that the Michigan courts consider when determining whether spousal support is warranted such as:
- The length of your marriage
- The age and health of the parties at the time of divorce
- The earning capacity of each party at the time of divorce
We understand, though, that even though the court has guidelines, spousal support is negotiable. You can enter into your own agreement, without the intervention of the court. We can help you work out an arrangement that is fair to both parties, which takes into consideration both need and ability to pay. We can help you set up temporary or long-term alimony arrangements, including agreements that provide for spousal support until the nonworking party has completed training or education and obtained gainful employment. We will also assist you with any efforts to modify or enforce a final divorce order.