Wilson Law

Alimony/Spousal Support

One area of concern for many people facing divorce is how to maintain their lifestyle following the dissolution of the marriage, or how to pay a spouse a specified amount of money following the divorce.

Spousal support following a divorce is not a guarantee. Michigan law requires that a court review a number of factors when determining whether or not to award spousal support.

These factors include:

  • Past relations and conduct of the parties
  • Length of the marriage
  • Source and amount of property awarded to the parties
  • Age of parties
  • Ability to pay alimony
  • Present situation
  • Needs of the parties
  • Health of the parties
  • Prior standard of living
  • Whether either of the parties is responsible for the support of others
  • Contributions of the parties to the joint estate
  • A party’s fault in causing the divorce
  • The effect of cohabitation on a party’s financial status
  • General principles of equity

Regardless of whether you are seeking alimony or being asked to pay alimony, the attorneys at Wilson Law Office, P.C. can help. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge of the law to guide you through this process.


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