Maintenance, also known as spousal support or alimony, is a court-awarded payment from one spouse to another. It is often a highly contested issue in divorce cases, and for good reason — maintenance can have a lasting and substantial impact on both spouses’ financial pictures.
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In New York, recent changes to the law have resulted in a complicated new formula for awarding temporary maintenance. This type of maintenance takes effect only while the divorce proceeding is pending.
Courts across the state are still in flux about precisely how to implement these new guidelines. If you are seeking an attorney, it is important to find an experienced professional who remains abreast of the most up-to-date legal developments.
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Many people want to know what courts will look for when deciding whether to award maintenance, and if so, in what amount. Judges generally take into account numerous considerations, which may include:
- Duration of the marriage
- Lifestyle during the marriage
- Age and health
- Income-earning capacity
- Nonfinancial contributions to the marriage
Because each case is different, it is important to obtain legal guidance for your specific situation. We can help you explore your options. Our attorneys offer honest, solution-oriented counsel. We will work one-on-one with you to develop effective strategies for your case.