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 made available to ensure that the receiving spouse is able
to live and maintain a lifestyle that is similar or equal to the life
that he or she was used to 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 is done 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:
- Standard of living
- Length of the marriage
- History of domestic violence
- Marital property
- Children and child-related costs
- 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!