Michigan Courts have the ability to award spousal support (a.k.a. alimony) to either party in a divorce action. Spousal support is the payment of money from one party to the other to ensure an adequate income stream for a financially dependent party. A spousal support award must be just and reasonable under the circumstances of the case and is generally modifiable if those circumstances change.
- The past relations and conduct of the parties;
- The length of the marriage;
- The ability of the parties to work;
- The source and amount of property awarded to the parties;
- The ages of the parties;
- The ability of the parties to pay spousal support;
- The present situation of the parties;
- The needs of the parties;
- The health of the parties;
- The prior standard of living of the parties and whether either party is responsible for the support of others;
- General principals of equity.
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