Determining The Amount And Duration Of Spousal Maintenance

During a divorce, spousal support, or alimony, can be determined by the mutual agreement of both parties. However, usually, the courts have can influence both the amount and duration of any spousal support, in addition to deciding whether or not to award spousal support to begin with. In these situations, the advocacy of an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer can have a significant impact on spousal support determinations.

Lead attorney Patricia T. Bisesto has the skill set and background to negotiate or litigate complex spousal support awards on behalf of clients across New York. With over two decades of experience in family law, Ms. Bisesto has assisted countless couples in regards to spousal maintenance determinations.

Placing You In A Favorable, Lasting Position

The primary goal of spousal maintenance is to eventually allow the party receiving the maintenance to become financially self-sufficient. While you may be awarded spousal maintenance along with child support, the amount of maintenance may reduce the amount of child support received.

There are several factors that are considered when determining alimony, including the duration of the marriage, the present and future earning capacities of both spouses along with their income and property in relation to equitable distribution.

After a divorce, you may be awarded, or be compelled to pay, temporary or permanent maintenance. An attorney can help you determine how much will be paid and for how long. At our firm, the goal is always to act in the best interests of our clients, whether that means working to elongate the duration and increase the amount of support, or conversely, protect our clients' financial interests from undue burden. Particularly in high net worth cases, we leverage our extensive knowledge and experience to produce beneficial, equitable spousal support awards.

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