Spousal maintenance is designed to provide financial support to one party after the divorce, and can be awarded to both men and women. In the state of New York, spousal maintenance is typically granted for a set time period. In the majority of cases, spousal maintenance is provided for a limited number of years. Our firm will analyze your situation and help determine how much spousal maintenance you may be able to receive following your divorce.
When determining the amount of spousal maintenance in a divorce, the courts will consider a calculation applied to a capped amount of income and various factors, including
- Length of the marriage
- Marital standard of living
- Present and future earning abilities of each spouse
- Personal and marital property of each spouse
- Age and health of each spouse
- Whether one party needs to pursue job training or higher education
- Tax consequences of the divorce
- History of domestic violence or spousal misconduct
- Living arrangements and child care expenses not covered by child support
It is important to remember that each situation is different. There is no cut-and-dried solution to determining spousal maintenance awards. Whether you need financial assistance for a little while as you get back into the workforce, or you need financial support for the rest of your life, spousal maintenance can provide a solution.
For compassionate and tenacious representation in your divorce case, call Goldweber Epstein LLP today at (917) 809-7669. Our New York City divorce attorneys have more than 3 decades of legal experience, and have guided countless clients to successful outcomes. Contact us today to get started with an initial consultation.