Long Island Spousal Support Attorney
Divorce & Spousal Support / Alimony in Nassau County
Spousal support is one of the key issues that must be resolved in a
separation agreement. Spousal support is also commonly referred to as "maintenance,"
"alimony" or "palimony." Each of these terms refers
to a situation where one spouse makes monetary payments for a period of
time to the other after a separation or divorce. Quite simply, the laws
seek to help the dependent spouse, the one receiving money, maintain the
standard of living to which they had become accustomed to during the marriage.
It is important to have a competent
Long Island divorce lawyer to represent your interests in regard to your spousal support arrangement.
You will need to properly present your case to the court to ensure that
your financial stability is provided for. Like
property division, spousal support determinations are often legally and emotionally difficult
to ascertain. The court will look at many factors when deciding a fair
payment, including how the marital property will be divided, the length
of the marriage, the standard of living while married, the financial contributions
of each spouse during the marriage, and the financial needs of the dependent
spouse. After a thorough review of the evidence submitted by both sides,
the court can order one of two types of support:
Rehabilitative support is temporary payment enabling the dependent spouse to develop marketable
skills and ultimately earn their own living without receiving long-term
payments. This is typically seen in shorter-term marriages.
Permanent support is an ongoing payment for daily needs such as food, shelter, clothing,
insurance, and medical expenses which the dependent spouse proves that
they need. These payments can last until the dependent spouse remarries
or either ex-spouse dies. This is typically seen in long-term marriages.
Divorce Lawyer Serving Queens, Nassau & Suffolk Counties
When you work with a Long Island family law attorney at our firm, we will
strive to ensure that our clients do not pay too much nor receive too
little maintenance. In
high net worth cases, these matters are particularly complicated. As experienced, business-minded
attorneys, we understand that lasting implications of potentially lifelong
awards of spousal support and therefore appreciate how critical it is
to be accurate when the matter is being decided.
Contact a Nassau County family law lawyer at our law offices today to discuss your case and how we can help.