Maintenance | Patchogue, NY | Law Office of Alan Raymond Barr, PC | 631-447-3400

Spousal Support and Maintenance

Am I entitled to spousal support?
Will I have to pay spousal support?

 

 

Marital Property | Patchogue, NY | Law Office of Alan Raymond Barr, PC | 631-447-3400

Spousal Support

In New York State, spousal support is called "maintenance". Maintenance is the obligation of one spouse to provide payment of a certain sum on a regular basis to his/her spouse commencing upon the parties' separation, during the course of the parties' divorce litigation, or upon the finalization of the parties' divorce.

Maintenance Amount

While there are guidelines to establish temporary maintenance during the course of a divorce, there is no specific formula to determine whether permanent maintenance will be imposed by the court, or the amount of permanent maintenance that will be awarded. However, the award of maintenance to an ex-spouse is generally based on the following factors:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The respective income of each spouse
  • The requesting spouse's current income
  • The requesting spouse's earning potential
  • The ability of the requesting spouse to become self-supporting
  • The lifestyle of the spouses enjoyed during the marriage

Having an attorney that understands how these factors come into play in a court room can make all the difference. Contact our office today to schedule your no cost initial consultation.

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