How To Make Sure Your Spousal Support Is Fair

If you are involved in a divorce, and spousal support is, or even might be, a factor, you want to be sure that the amount of the support itself is fair for you. It can be easy for an experienced attorney to tip the spousal support values out of balance against you.

To keep this from happening, you need an attorney who knows how to fight to protect you and your best interests, which is exactly what we do here at the Law Office of Sarah Dinsmore Riggs, PLLC.

How A Court Determines Spousal Support

The main difference between spousal support and child support calculations is that there are no strict guidelines for determining the value of spousal support. This means that you need to be especially careful to make sure you are protecting your best interests.

Before this matter makes its way to a courtroom, we can help you work with your spouse outside of the courtroom. This way, you are more likely to meet a common ground with your spouse while protecting your best interests.

If we cannot settle things outside of court, we are prepared to take things before a Michigan judge. A courtroom bases the value of the support on a lot of factors, like:

  • Length of Marriage
  • A parties’ ability to work
  • A parties’ ability to pay
  • Age of parties
  • A parties’ needs
  • The parties’ past relations and conduct

Spousal support can be set in the form of monthly payments, or even an upfront lump sum. A periodic payment can last anywhere between months and years, and even until a specific date or event. We will work tirelessly to give you the best possible outcome in your case.

Let Our Experience Be Your Advantage

There a lot of factors that go into the value of spousal support. The last thing you want to do is go into this without an attorney. Whether you are determining your support, or are looking to modify it, choose a lawyer you can trust to fight for you by choosing the Law Office of Sarah Dinsmore Riggs, PLLC. Contact us at our Plymouth office by calling 734-335-8949 to schedule a free consultation with a compassionate lawyer today.