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Understanding Your Financial Rights After A Divorce

When going through a divorce, an important part is determining whether or not you are entitled to spousal support. Michigan allows spouses to request support if they can prove they need it and the other spouse can afford it. The Law Offices of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., has been helping clients determine their options for 30 years.

How Much Am I Entitled To?

There are four different types of support you can file for, each with a different purpose. It’s important to note that as time goes on, your payment can be modified. If a judge determines you are eligible to receive financial assistance, they will also decide which one is best for your situation. They are:

  • Temporary, when one party is unable to support themselves during the divorce process
  • Periodic, for both short and long periods of time when a spouse is getting back on their feet
  • Permanent, if one party’s age, health or disability is preventing them from getting a job
  • Lump sum, where one party can afford to pay everything at once, typically property instead of money

Either spouse can request financial support. The court also takes other factors into consideration, such as whether or not you have children, and the age and health of each party. When you work with our firm, we will gather all of the possible evidence in order to prove your case. Regardless of the length of your marriage, we will fight for the best possible solution.

We Can Help; Call Today

It is important to talk with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Attorney Lorrie J. Zahodnic will be in your corner to represent you when your future is on the line. Our entire firm acts with honesty and integrity every step of the way. Call our office in Clinton Township today at 586-630-5035 or fill out our contact form.