Alimony Modifications

In Michigan: Staple v. Staple, 241 Mich App 562, 564, 572 (2000) it was held that a court did not have the authority to abrogate the right of a party to petition the court for a modification of alimony, that MCL 552.28 gives either party the right to file such a petition. However, the court concluded that the parties had the right to waive the statutory right, that consent orders/JODs could forego the right to seek review, so long as "clear and unambiguous". See also, Rickner v. Frederick, 459 Mich 371 (1999) and Mitchell v. Mitchell, No 227169 (Unpublished, April 27, 2001).