Alimony under Michigan law is based on the principle of equity so that neither estranged spouse may be adversely affected due to the marriage's breakdown. In many cases, joint family income, the higher income of one of the spouses or even any special financial predicament may be cited by both parties and their attorneys in order to influence the determination of the amount of child support or alimony.
A bizarre alimony modification lawsuit was recently initiated where the wife is alleging that she suffered emotional distress due to the husband asking for divorce and having a new girlfriend who looks like a younger version of the ex-wife. Not only is the new girlfriend a strong doppelganger of the ex-wife, the ex-husband is also apparently reliving the entire courtship he had with his former spouse by taking the new lookalike girlfriend to the same vacation destinations that he went to with his ex-wife.
The divorce case has also turned the heads of many rich and famous Americans because it is a multimillion dollar divorce case. The estranged couple has two teenage children and a vast amount of wealth between them. The existing interim alimony settlement given to the wife is slated to be five million dollars in addition to one of the couple's mansions. Other properties and assets held by the couple are due to be divided soon.
The estranged couple estimated that they have a vast income exceeding $50 million annually. With the new bizarre turn of events, the legal and social pundits are all looking at the case update and what the judge finally decides. Alimony modification may be affected by various factors including the new evidences being brought forth by the estranged wife's attorneys.
Source: New York Post, "Wife seeks more alimony from ex's new lookalike girlfriend," Mar. 20, 2015