Alimony/Maintenance/Support

The term alimony means the same thing as spousal support or maintenance. New York Law allows a judge to award temporary alimony to either spouse until a divorce is final. After the divorce in most cases in which alimony is awarded, it lasts for a certain period in order to give the spouse time to get back on his/her feet. In the case of a long-term marriage or where one spouse is ill the court can establish a permanent spousal support arrangement. It is in the interest of any spouse who has been out of the work force for a number of years to get spousal support while they get retrained.

Securing Spousal Maintenance Following a Divorce

In a divorce, many concerns come to mind. You begin to question how dissolving your marriage will impact your financial future. Will you be able to maintain your same standard of living? How will you support yourself if you were not the household “breadwinner?” What are you going to do?

In some divorces, spousal support, or alimony can be a factor that provides financial security. It is important to have a lawyer who will negotiate the most favorable terms for your particular situation.

At the Brooklyn, New York, Law Offices of Elliot Green, I assist divorcing clients in reaching appropriate alimony agreements. I work to ease your concerns about becoming self-sufficient following a divorce.

If you are facing a divorce that may involve alimony negotiation, contact my office by calling 718-475-6039 or on-line to schedule your free 30 minute initial consultation. I am genuinely concerned about your needs and take the time to answer your questions

Determining Alimony Amounts

The amount of alimony, or spousal maintenance, you may be eligible to receive is subject to numerous factors. As a matter of public policy, the state of New York does not want to see a spouse become destitute following a divorce. The most critical factors in determining the amount of alimony are the length of your marriage and your ability to be self-sufficient. You will only be entitled to alimony if you provided minimal income to the household during your marriage.

Temporary Spousal Support

In an emergency situation, the court may order temporary spousal support. This can include funds to cover attorney fees. The temporary order may also request money to maintain the martial home. If necessary a temporary order can prevent a party from wasting or destroying any marital property.

Patiently Guiding You to Financial Independence

I understand the uncertainties you may be experiencing about your financial future. As your attorney, I will use my negotiation skills to craft the best possible alimony agreement for you. Contact my Brooklyn office by calling 718-475-6039 to schedule your free 30 minute initial consultation. I offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.