City of New York

Alimony / Spousal Support

Alimony & Spousal Support in New York

NY Alimony Attorney Helping With Spousal Support Matters

Wondering how to get alimony in New York? Alimony, sometimes referred to as maintenance or spousal support, is a payment that is awarded to one spouse during and / or after the completion of a divorce proceeding. These payments are to ensure that the receiving spouse can maintain a lifestyle that is similar to one when the couple was married. In most cases, spouses who do not have a prenuptial agreement will be required to confront this particularly touchy divorce topic with the assistance of an attorney. At The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend, I can provide you with information regarding alimony and receiving, maintaining and adjusting payments over time.

Don't hesitate to contact my firm if you have questions or need legal assistance.

How Does Alimony Work in NY?

Each spousal support situation in New York is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and no two cases are ever alike. Based on the income of the couple, the ability for one spouse to maintain or obtain income, and the length of the divorce, each case will vary. Family law courts often take the following circumstances into consideration when determining temporary maintenance:

  • Income
  • Standard of living
  • Length of the marriage
  • History of domestic violence
  • Marital property
  • Taxes
  • Children and child-related costs
  • Insurance
  • Contributions each spouse made to the marriage

Maintenance payments can be temporary or permanent, but once a court decision has been made, both spouses must comply until the completion or expiration of their court orders. An attorney can help modify payments in the future, but legal assistance at the beginning of a case can help eliminate the need for modifications at a later time.

Contact a Trusted New York Alimony Attorney Today

If you are facing divorce and have questions or concerns regarding your alimony situation, do not hesitate to work with my firm. Whether you are the receiving or paying spouse, alimony can be a cause for stress and confusion. The laws governing family law and divorce issues can be difficult to navigate, and you deserve to be represented by an experienced and understanding professional. I encourage you to contact The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend to see how retaining me as your New York alimony attorney can make all the difference in your case. Schedule your case evaluation today!

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