Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance Attorney in New York

In New York, spousal maintenance ( formerly known as alimony) can be rehabilitative in nature, to allow the spouse the opportunity to become self-supporting, in which case the maintenance will be for a set duration. At other times, when it is not feasible for a spouse to become self-supporting, due to lifestyle, age, time absent from the work force, illness or infirmity, maintenance can be lifetime or non-durational.

Will an application for spousal maintenance need to be made or defended in your matter? Were you already granted spousal maintenance, be it by court order or agreement, but it is not being paid at the levels agreed to in your divorce? Does a change in income warrant a modification of the amount being paid to your former spouse or have conditions changed such that the amount received is inadequate?

From initial consultation to either divorce decree or settlement, or to the resolution of an application for an upward or downward modification post-judgment of divorce, the attorneys at Joseph Law Group, P.C. will protect your rights with respect to spousal maintenance. Whether you need support to assist you while you build toward a self-supporting lifestyle, or whether the amount you have been ordered to pay has created a substantial hardship for you, we may be able assist you.

We can pursue enforcement of a divorce decree's provisions, or modifications when dramatic changes occur in a client's livelihood routine. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation, 516-542-2000.  We can answer your questions and will be able to completely address the issues surrounding spousal maintenance.

Paying Too Much? Receiving Too Little? Call Joseph Law Group
We know the law relating to spousal maintenance (alimony), and have negotiated and litigated the issues surrounding maintenance on countless occasions. Among the factors a court considers when determining spousal maintenance issues are:

  • Income and property of the parties, including marital property
  • Length of the marriage
  • Age and health of the spouses
  • Present and future earnings potential
  • Children of the marriage
  • Tax consequences
  • "Wasteful dissipation" of marital property by either spouse
  • Contributions of one party to the career of the other


Contact Us for Quality Matrimonial Law Representation
Contact us at 516-542-2000, or by email to schedule your initial consultation with one of our attorneys.

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