Michigan spousal support awards are based on 14 factors which are not contained in any statute, but are derived from case law. These include:
The trial court must consider any factor it deems relevant, including fault, which should not be given disproportionate weight. While many people express moral outrage at the idea of continuing to support a spouse who has been unfaithful or abusive, fault is not generally considered a complete bar to spousal support.
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