Helping You Determine The Appropriate Amount Of Alimony
Alimony is not awarded in every divorce. A set of factors is analyzed on a case-by-case basis. Whether you are a man or a woman and whether you will be paying support or receiving support, a Howell alimony attorney from our law firm can ensure a fair determination is made on your behalf.
For more than 35 years, our Howell and Fowlerville lawyers have sought the best possible outcomes for our clients in spousal support cases. While we are trial attorneys, Gormley and Johnson Law Offices, PLC, does not litigate merely for the sake of litigating. We obtain a clear understanding of your situation, determine what the court is likely to do, and make an informed decision on how to proceed in your divorce case. Call 517-219-9301 to arrange a free consultation. We serve clients throughout Livingston County and in nearby communities such as Brighton, Lansing and East Lansing.
A Fair Determination Of Spousal Support Is Possible
As attorneys, we understand the generally accepted formula for determining spousal support. However, Michigan judges can differ greatly on their rulings. Therefore, it is to your benefit to obtain experienced legal guidance that can ensure your position is maximized. Spousal support can be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis. The factors that are included in determining support include:
- Ages and health of the parties
- Length of marriage
- Education levels of the parties
- Earning capacities of the parties
- Ability of the obligated party to pay
Our attorneys are highly adept at calculating each party’s actual income. To do this, we take actions such as finding hidden assets and valuing businesses. As skilled negotiators, we are adept at maximizing our clients’ positions toward favorable outcomes. Additionally, we have significant knowledge of the local judges and what each judge is likely to do in each type of situation should the case go to trial.
Spousal Support Modifications
The amount of spousal support or the duration of spousal support can be modified. Just as with initial determinations, this is handled on a case-by-case basis. Factors that can cause a change include remarriage or change in income.
Talk To One Of Our Lawyers Today — For Free
Do you need to speak with an attorney regarding spousal support? To schedule your free consultation, call 517-219-9301. You may also contact our firm online. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with weekend and evening hours by appointment.