Spousal Support

How spousal support / alimony is calculated differently in California and Michigan. There are many factors that influence the length and amount to be contributed. The court will take a look at your current and future abilities to make income.

The term of the marriage matters.

If you have been married for less than 10 years than the support typically will be for half the time period of your marriage. For longer marriages, there will not be a defined term set, however a spouse can prove it not to be necessary at some point in the future.


Every divorce is unique.

Spousal support is awarded on a case-by-case basis. It usually is ordered when one party will be financially worse off than the other after the divorce. Behavior during the marriage, job skill sets, current living situations, health, length of marriage and age are all taken into consideration.

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