Numerous New York residents who are ending their marriages may be entitled to receive alimony. Achieving a fair divorce settlement that includes alimony can be challenging, as there are specific factors used to determine who is eligible for this benefit and how much they are able to receive. If you have questions or concerns about alimony -- also known as spousal support or maintenance -- an experienced family law attorney may be able to assist you.
Every divorce case is different, and spousal support will not always be awarded. Several bits of information need to be reviewed before a court will consider granting alimony. These include the length of the marriage, the marital standard of living, the ages of both spouses and the past and present education and career opportunities of the receiving spouse.
In New York, alimony comes in a couple different forms. Depending on your personal situation, you may be granted temporary or permanent support which can be paid over time -- in monthly payments, -- or it can be paid in a lump sum. To learn more about this topic and how and attorney can help get you the post-divorce financial support you need, please visit our firm's website.
Navigating finances after a divorce can be tough. The granting of alimony can make a huge difference in one's post-divorce life. If you believe you qualify for alimony, regardless if it is temporary or permanent, an experienced family law attorney can review the details of your divorce case and submit appropriate requests for spousal support.