Getting a divorce comes with its own set of rules. As we have already discussed, Michigan is a no-fault divorce state so getting a divorce is not that strict but your life after the divorce is another matter altogether.
In this article, let us talk about one thing that we all want to get if ever our marriage crumbles – alimony payments and how you can change it.
The Legal Basis for changing alimony payments in Michigan can be found in MCL 552.28.
Section 552.28 – Judgment for alimony or allowance or appointment of trustees; revision or alteration
On petition of either party, after a judgment for alimony or other allowance for either party or a child, or after a judgment for the appointment of trustees to receive and hold the property for the use of either party or a child, and subject to section 17, the court may revise and alter the judgment, respecting the amount or payment of the alimony or allowance, and also respecting the appropriation and payment of the principal and income of the property held in trust, and may make any judgment respecting any of the matters that the court might have made in the original action.
Basis for Modification
It is important to keep in mind that the Michigan Supreme Court already finalized the law on modifying alimony payments. It provides that “To modify a spousal support award, the moving party must show that there has been a change of circumstances since the judgment of divorce.” Loutts” Cooper v. Cooper, No. 353409, 2 (Mich. Ct. App. Jan. 6, 2022)
What does a change of circumstances mean? Loutts I, 298 Mich.App. at 31, 826 N.W.2d 152. Rather, MCL 552.23(1), which governs spousal support, favors a case-by-case approach” Loutts v. Loutts, 309 Mich. App. 203, 214 (Mich. Ct. App. 2015). This means that the basics for modification are a change in circumstances, and there is no mention of a change of circumstances.
Therefore, if you want to check out your options for modifying your alimony payments, the next thing that you need to do is to just contact our law firm so we can get started on checking your circumstances.
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