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Spousal Support

Alimony, now known as spousal support, can be granted to men or women under Michigan family law. Not all divorce matters result in spousal support, but by talking to an experienced ADAM family law attorney, you can understand how spousal support may factor into your divorce. Spousal Support is set depending upon a wide range of considerations. Some of these are:

  • Length of the marriage

  • Monetary contribution of the parties

  • Income potential

  • Health

  • Age

  • Fault in the marriage

  • Education


Divorce and custody matters are complex litigation and rarely accomplished using Do It Yourself (DIY) programs. Very few family law matters are simple. Minor children, paternity, spousal support, separate property, real estate, business interests, and retirement accounts automatically mean your family law matter is not simple. Having an attorney, and especially having an ADAM attorney, helps you navigate this complicated process. We do however acknowledge that full legal services are not an option for some people, and we can help direct you to appropriate resources. We do contract for certain services on a limited scope basis.

How much and how long? These are very important questions for our clients because the answers dictate their future financial prosperity. ADAM attorneys will help you determine the answers from a planning perspective. Spousal Support has tax consequences. We work hard and draw on financial management professionals to ensure that, if spousal support is granted, it is ordered at an equitable amount for a manageable length of time.


Call ADAM at 231-943-2326 / 989-705-2326 for a free family law phone consult. We follow up phone consults with a Case Evaluation.

At a Case Evaluation, we meet with you in person (or by video conference if you are unable to come to one of our offices). After an intake interview, we hear your story and your goals. We help you understand your legal rights. After we help you sort it all out, we create for you a Plan of Action identifying your Next Steps to reach your goals. We charge a flat fee of $100.00 for the Case Evaluation. Most people find that the Case Evaluation is extremely helpful. We see these potential clients lift their shoulders and breathe a sigh of relief when they leave our office following a Case Evaluation.

After a case evaluation, if the plan of action calls for attorney involvement, you may want to hire our firm to represent you. If so, you can expect to then sign a contract and pay a deposit on your future legal expenses.


Success Story



Your time was always well spent on necessary research, preparation, all areas pertaining to my case - often beyond my expectations, always with beneficial results.  Your advice and forethought plus experience was appreciated.  Under such emotional circumstances it was a great comfort to put my trust in your judgment.

- Divorce Client
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