Spousal Support & Maintenance

Spousal Support & Maintenance

Empowering Your Financial Future Post-Separation

The process of separating after a divorce can be both an emotionally and mentally challenging time. Not to mention the fear of the unknown financial changes you may encounter can lead to stress and anxiety. Our experienced family law attorneys are here to guide you through the process of spousal support and maintenance so you can move forward with your life.

How is spousal support calculated

When it comes to spousal support, various factors come into play. As outlined by the New York Courts, these factors include the income and property of each spouse, the duration of the marriage, the age and health of both parties, and their present and future earning capacity. The court also takes into consideration the ability of the receiving spouse to become self-supporting and other relevant factors. Our skilled attorneys can analyze your unique circumstances, advocate for your rights, and help ensure a fair and reasonable determination of spousal support.

Types of Spousal Support

Spousal support can take different forms, each serving a specific purpose. Temporary support is awarded during the divorce process to address immediate financial needs. Durational support provides financial assistance for a specified period after the divorce. Rehabilitative support aims to help the recipient spouse acquire education or training to become self-sufficient. In cases where one spouse has significantly greater financial resources or in long-term marriages, permanent support may be awarded. Our team has extensive experience navigating these different types of support and can help you understand which may be applicable to your situation.

Spousal and Partner Agreements

At Adria S. Hillman, Attorney at Law P.C., we recognize that some couples prefer to establish their own terms for spousal support through a spousal or partner agreement. These agreements allow both parties to have more control over the outcome, specifying the amount, duration, and other conditions of support. Our attorneys can help you draft a comprehensive and legally enforceable agreement that protects your rights and ensures fairness for both parties. It is crucial to seek professional legal guidance when creating such agreements to ensure compliance with legal requirements and to safeguard your interests.

Modifications and Termination

Over time, circumstances may change, warranting a modification or termination of spousal support. Significant changes such as job loss, increased income, or remarriage can impact the ongoing support arrangement. Our skilled attorneys can assist you in seeking modifications or termination of support, ensuring that the proper legal procedures are followed and advocating for your best interests.

Protect your future by securing knowledgeable legal representation. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation and let our dedicated attorneys guide you through the process of spousal support and maintenance, ensuring your rights and financial well-being are cared for.

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