Michigan Divorce & Finances
Michigan Property Division/Community Property/Debts:
Michigan is an equitable distribution state. This system is also called common law or marital property. For an explanation of community property rules and the division of property in community property states, see Dividing Up Property in a Divorce: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution.
Michigan Spousal Support:
Spousal support, called alimony in Michigan, is a regular amount of money that a court of law orders a person to pay to their partner after a divorce. Whenever the court issues a decree for divorce, the court may also issue an order at the same time that either the husband or wife pay support to the other spouse. Alimony may be ordered if the property awarded to a party in a divorce is not sufficient for that partys maintenance. The amount of alimony and the length of time it will be paid are determined by the court after considering the ability of either party to pay and the character and situation of the parties, and all the other circumstances of the case. As an alternative to spousal support, the court can adjust the property division between the parties.
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