Alimony and Spousal Support for Men
At Shaw Law Group, PLC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we represent husbands and fathers and aim to protect their rights and best interests at every turn. We believe that Alimony/Spousal Support is a complex issue that requires us to give special attention to the financial details of the marriage so that the appropriate decision is made by the Court.
Misconception from Men
Many men have the mistaken belief that alimony no longer exists. This is not true. In fact, in many cases the court may award temporary alimony or spousal support at the beginning of a case. If you believe that your spouse may seek an alimony/spousal support claim against you then it is crucial that we gather and review your financial situation as soon as possible and that we are prepared to stamp out any claim early on or so that we can ensure that any award be fair and feasible. Therefore, it is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately.
Determining Alimony/Spousal Support
Paying alimony or spousal support should not be a financial hardship on you or put you into bankruptcy. If you are ordered to pay temporary or permanent alimony, all incomes and expenses are taken into account. The goal is for everyone to come close to maintaining the lifestyle they enjoyed prior to the divorce.
Men are equally eligible for alimony/spousal support but because of certain double standards in some courts it may be harder to obtain. It is imperative that the request be properly handled and articulated aggressively so that a proper support award can be obtained for a man.
Reviewing the Data
At Shaw Law Group, PLC, we review the financial information for both you and your wife. It is necessary to have accurate and valid information so that the right amount of alimony or spousal support is paid. Many times, a spouse has a job for which she is paid in cash and she does not report that income. Other times, a spouse will claim that she cannot work or outright refuses to work when she is capable of doing so. Our team of professionals will examine all the details so that a fair support payment can be determined.
We have the experience to help you work through the complex issues related to alimony and spousal support. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Shaw Law Group, PLC.