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Spousal Support

Spousal Support Attorney in Eastpointe, MI

Working to ensure you get the financial support you deserve

The legal team at the Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch P.L.C. knows that you and the children in your custodial care may require financial support after a divorce. Spousal support is designed to assess the income and needs of both spouses to ensure that the divorce does not impoverish either party. We are equipped to handle tough litigation or amicable negotiations. Let us use our years of experience to ensure that you get the financial support you deserve.

Creating a clear-cut case for spousal support in Eastpointe, MI

Outside of child custody issues, one of the most common questions we get in a divorce case is how the court determines spousal support. Below are a few factors considered by Michigan courts in calculating support for each spouse:

  • The length of the spouses’ marriage
  • Either spouse’s earning abilities or ability to work
  • The source and amount of assets awarded to each party through marital property division, and the income-earning potential of those assets
  • The prior standard of living of the parties
  • The alimony recipient’s responsibility for the support of others
  • General principles of fairness

Warren spousal support lawyer Kevin R. Lynch walks you through the various factors and how they apply to your individual circumstances.

How long does a spousal support payment order last?

Awards of spousal support are rarely permanent. A Michigan judge has the discretion to order payments for a temporary period or to postpone final determination of the issue for a future date. If the court grants a final order of alimony, it can only be modified based on proof that there has been a change of circumstances. Examples of a change in circumstances include:

  • Reduction or increase in income
  • Payor’s loss of employment
  • Cost-of-living increase
  • Change in law
  • Decreased need for support
  • Disability

As an experienced Eastpointe family law attorney, we can assist you in seeking modification of a spousal support award.

Contact a Michigan attorney you can trust for a free initial consultation

At the Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch P.L.C., we offer affordable legal representation with a proven track record of success. We have convenient office locations in Eastpointe and Clinton Township. Our hours are flexible and parking is available. Contact us at 586-336-1088 to schedule your free initial consultation today.

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  • 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: 586-336-1088
    Fax: 586-776-4680
Awards & Affiliations
  • "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."  -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

  • "I am very satisfied on how smooth and quick my case was resolved."  -Doris B., former divorce client

  • "Kevin is very thorough, intelligent and he gave me the ability to face my new life. I will recommend him to anyone who needs an EXCELLENT lawyer!"  -Virginia P., former divorce client