Maintenance in a Westchester County Divorce
Guidance from a Trusted Divorce Attorney
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. It can be set to last
for a specified period of time or 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 Westchester
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:
- Length of the marriage
- Age of both spouses
- Health of both spouses
- Standard of living established during marriage
- Dependent spouse's ability to become financially independent
- Reduced earning capacity of the dependent spouse because of marriage
Specific court rulings involving spousal maintenance in Westchester County
will vary depending upon the jurisdiction and the particular case.
Divorce Attorney Serving Westchester 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 essential 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 Westchester County
or Westchester County, New York, contact our firm today.