Is There Alimony in Michigan?
Yes. Michigan Statute does not forbid the award of alimony or spousal support. The determining factors are several of which the most important are: the length of the marriage and income disparity between the parties. While Courts consider awarding spousal support, it is not required.
There exists standardized software available to attorneys and the Court called Alimony Guidelines which can get a rough estimation of the possibility and amount of spousal support.
Even though spousal support is not required, it is advisable to have language in the Judgment of Divorce specifically precluding spousal support and any consideration thereof.