Alimony and Spousal Maintenance Attorney in Rochester, Michigan

What are the biggest challenges you face in the area of spousal support?

Rochester, MI family law attorney Daniel Marchese explains why the biggest challenge in a spousal support case, depends on which side you represent.

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in the air of spousal support
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the biggest challenge you face depends
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on who you represent
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so if we represent the party that’s
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asking for spousal support
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we have to make sure that our facts and
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arguments are sound
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to support your claim because we find
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the biggest resistance from opposing
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parties
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that have to pay spousal support it’s
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the number one thing that
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people do not want to do in a divorce
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case so we have to focus on
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obtaining reasonable outcomes so
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all practitioners use a prognosticator
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that’s called margins off in michigan
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it’s available to the public at a low
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fee and you can also
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download a trial version and that
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prognasticates what the spousal support
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amount should be
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based on length of marriage children if
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there are any
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and income disparities and what that
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program generally will do
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will provide a number that supports the
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standard of living that the spouse
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asking for spousal support
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is accustomed to that number is
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generally disliked by
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those who have to pay spousal support
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but it is the basis
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um for a place to start so from that
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number there are adjustments
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and like i said before we look at
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certain factors such as asset division
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and what spouse is receiving
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what and now we determine how long a
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spouse should receive that spousal
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support for
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sometimes it’s just a retirement
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sometimes it’s until they have the
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ability to get back on their feet
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and get a job if they haven’t worked for
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a while
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you

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