Alimony and Spousal Support
Okemos Family Law Attorneys - Alimony/Spousal Support Payments
Contrary to popular belief, alimony (also referred to as spousal support) does exist in Michigan. Not all divorce matters require alimony, so it is important to talk to an experienced family law lawyer to understand how and if spousal support payments may factor into your divorce. The attorneys at Bailey Smith & Bailey, PC focus solely on family law issues and are experts regarding alimony laws in Michigan.
Alimony is determined by a wide range of factors including, but are not limited to, these aspects of divorce:
- Length of the marriage
- Monetary contribution of the parties
- Income potential
- Fault in the marriage
- How much and how long?
Our firm can help you determine the answers from a planning perspective. We fight hard to ensure that, if spousal support is applicable, it is ordered in a manageable number for a manageable amount of time. In some cases, spousal support may be tax deductible. We enlist the help of many professionals, such as tax attorneys or accountants, to help you determine the tax implications of your divorce alimony payments.