Maintenance and Divorce in Long Island, New York
Spousal maintenance, also referred to as spousal support or alimony in other states, is an amount of money that one ex-spouse pays to another. Court-ordered maintenance will be determined by taking into account the standard of living established during the marriage, and which may be set to last for a specified period of time or may last indefinitely. When spousal maintenance is set to be indefinite, it can be terminated upon the death of either party or if the dependent spouse remarries.
It is important that you have an advocate for your position, views and rights in any divorce proceedings, particularly those involving spousal maintenance. The Suffolk County and Nassau County divorce attorneys at Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law are highly competent in handling all areas of family law,
separation agreements and divorce cases, including any issues that may arise involving spousal support or maintenance as well as the modification of spousal maintenance.
In determining maintenance, the court will look to a number of deciding factors: the length of the marriage, the age and health of both spouses, the standard of living established during the marriage, the dependant spouse’s ability to become financially independent, reduced earning capacity of the dependent spouse as a result of the marriage, and more. Specific court rulings involving spousal maintenance in Suffolk County and Nassau County will vary depending upon the jurisdiction and the particular case.
Divorce Attorney Serving Suffolk County and Nassau County
The court decision that is reached involving spousal maintenance will greatly affect your standard of living for many years to come, possibly for the remainder of your life. This is precisely why it is so important that you retain the services of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. At Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law we believe in asserting our clients’ rights and helping them reach a conclusion to their legal matter that is best for their future.
If you are facing issues involving spousal maintenance in Suffolk County or Nassau County, New York, contact our firm today.