Spousal support, also called alimony, is money paid to one’s former spouse for his or her support. Courts in Michigan consider the following factors in awarding alimony:
A judgment of divorce must award alimony, expressly reserve the question, or state that neither party is entitled to alimony. Alimony may be modified on a showing of a change in circumstances that warrants modification, unless your judgment indicates that alimony is non-modifiable. Alimony is usually paid through the Friend of the Court office but may be a direct payment if the parties agree. Contact the expert Muskegon family law attorneys and divorce lawyers at Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy’s local Muskegon law firm for additional information or assistance with an alimony dispute in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Grand Rapids, or elsewhere in West Michigan.