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Alimony Attorney Eastpointe, MI

Michigan lawyer negotiates divorce agreements and modifications

During the course of a marriage, both spouses tend to become used to their way of life. One partner often relies on the other for financial support. Either spouse may make large financial sacrifices to allow the other to pursue education or career opportunities. When a marriage dissolves, the law looks at all these factors and many others to decide whether to award spousal support to an economically dependent party. The Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch P.L.C. works with clients to create divorce agreements, to petition courts for support orders or to enforce existing agreements.

Seeking an equitable alimony award during your divorce

Spousal support is money paid to an economically dependent former spouse to help provide for basic needs and to allow the recipient to maintain a standard of living near what they are used to. Michigan allows the parties to negotiate their own spousal support agreement, a process that should be done with the help of an experienced attorney. If the parties are unable to agree, a judge will decide for them based on each party’s need and ability to pay. Court-awarded spousal support comes in a multiple forms, including:

  • Temporary support. This is money awarded by a court during a divorce to allow the economically dependent spouse to survive until the divorce is finalized and assets are divided.
  • Lump-sum alimony. In some cases, a court will award a single, large payment to one of the parties.
  • Limited-duration alimony. This type of arrangement provides regular payments for a fixed amount of time and is intended to allow the dependent party to get back on their feet.
  • Permanent alimony. In some cases, a court may determine that a party should receive regular payments for the rest of their life or until they remarry.

Every divorcing couple is different and the law recognizes that. Michigan does not have a fixed formula for calculating alimony. Our family law attorney will advocate for a fair alimony award that takes into account the age, financial stability, health and actions of both parties.

Modification of divorce agreements and support orders

As life changes, so do the financial situations of former spouses. In some cases, one or both of the parties may wish to change the conditions of an alimony agreement or a spousal support order. We can help you petition a court to change an order when you can no longer afford to pay or when your former spouse has experienced an increase in income and you believe they should have to pay more. Our Clinton Township law firm will also work with the other party to change a divorce agreement. In some cases, this may not be possible because certain agreements are made unchangeable at the time they are signed. We will gladly advise you as to whether alimony payment modification is a possibility.

Trust an experienced Eastpointe, Clinton Township and Warren, MI divorce attorney to handle your alimony issues

At the Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch P.L.C., we represent divorce clients throughout the Clinton Township area. Whether you are in the process of a divorce or you are looking to modify your alimony payments, we can help. To schedule a free initial consultation with a dedicated and reliable family law attorney, call us at 586-336-1088 or contact us online.

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OUR OFFICES
  • Eastpointe Office
    17200 E. 10 Mile Road
    Suite 100
    Eastpointe, Michigan 48021
    Phone: 586-336-1088
    Fax: 586-776-4680
  • Clinton Township Office
    16931 Nineteen Mile Road
    Suite 100
    Clinton Township, Michigan 48038
    Phone: 586-441-8661
    Fax: 586-776-4680
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  • "I recently hired Attorney Lynch for my child custody case. He was amazing to say the least. He was very thorough, kept me informed during the whole process, and answered every question I had during the case promptly. I will definitely recommend him to all my family and friends in need of legal help in the future.” Jason B., Child Custody"

  • "After 10 years of marriage, he made it possible for me to keep all my pension." Divorce client"

  • "Mr. Lynch was very friendly and courteous. The best part is that you are able to talk to him personally. He took care of our worries and he always consulted us with everything. He definitely will be our lawyer and I will definitely recommend him to my friends and family.” Joanne C."

  • "Although my divorce case was longer and more difficult than I expected, Kevin was efficient in resolving problems that came up. Throughout the process I was confident that Kevin was out for my best interest and represented me well.” – Bruce B. former divorce client"

  • "Kevin was clear and decisive on the path needed to be taken and he followed through successfully.” – Anonymous, former criminal client"

  • "Did a great job on my family case. Have not seen an attorney like him in 30 years. Willing to work with his clients. I would highly recommend him to work on your case.” – Brenda G., former custody and adoption client"

  • "Mr. Lynch is probably the most efficient person I’ve ever dealt with.” –Robert M., former personal injury client"