Ann Arbor Alimony and Spousal Support Lawyers

For qualified representation in spousal support matters, turn to a lawyer at Faupel Law. Our attorneys are highly-experienced advocates, representing the interests of clients throughout southeastern Michigan. We take the time to get to know our clients and their families. This understanding of each client’s individual situation allows us to provide tailored information to meet his or her needs and better assist in making educated decisions regarding the cases.

Spousal Support

Sometimes known as alimony and/or spousal maintenance, spousal support is the monetary support paid by one spouse to the other in order to maintain the lifestyle to which the spouse had become accustomed during the marriage. Not everyone going through a divorce is eligible to receive spousal support.

The court takes several factors into consideration when determining if an alimony order is appropriate after a divorce. Since there are no statutory formulas for determining spousal support, the court has discretion in setting the amount and length of any payments awarded. Each case is handled individually and depends on the specific situation of the parties. The court may consider, among other things:

  • length of the marriage;
  • each spouse’s earnings;
  • each spouse’s abilities and disabilities;
  • education level of each spouse;
  • any domestic violence issues and fault for the breakdown of the marriage;
  • work history of each;
  • need for and length of any training necessary to return to the work force; and
  • career prospects in the geographical area.

To learn more about your rights and options when seeking spousal support, call 734-677-0776 or contact Faupel Law online or via e-mail. A member of our legal team can meet with you to discuss your questions, concerns, and possible avenues of resolution to your case.


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The road to becoming an attorney (especially one who handles many family law cases) has been a true journey for me. I grew up in Highland Park, MI—which, back then, was a tree-lined city with the first community college in Michigan and a very progr… Read More

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