Me: Yes, we use the term spousal support in Michigan.
Client: My husband has worked for 25 years, and I've been a stay at home mom, do I getspousal support?
Me: Yes, because you stayed at home, took care of the kids, provided a wonderful home to your family and made sacrifices in your career, you would be entitled to Michigan spousal support.
Client: How much?
Me: Great question, it will depend on the length of your marriage - 25 years is a long-time for a Michigan spousal support case - so that's good - it will also depend on your education level and your prior work experience.
Client: Any chance I can get spousal support for the right of the life?
Me: It's not typical in Michigan to get spousal support for life, but it's certainly possible, and your situation might be the right situation. We can make it one of our goals.
Client: Can Michigan spousal support ever be modified?
Me: Spousal support in Michigan be modifiable or non-modifiable. Both situations have pros and cons, let's talk about both.
Client: Do I need to wait until the case is over to get support?
Me: If he moves out of the home, we can get you temporary Michigan spousal support, if he remains in the home, you will remain "status quo" meaning the bills and expenses will be paid in their normal fashion, and your finances will be ordered to stay the same by the Court.
Client: Ok that makes me feel better - let's get to work.
To discuss your Michigan spousal support case, contact Michigan divorce lawyer Jonathan Andrew Paul at 248-348-0496 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.