Long Island Spousal Maintenance Lawyer
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At Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, we understand that divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, especially when it comes to financial matters such as spousal maintenance. Our experienced family law attorneys are here to assist you in navigating the complexities of spousal maintenance and ensuring that your financial interests are protected.
We can help you determine the appropriate amount of spousal maintenance based on your financial circumstances, including income, assets, and expenses. Our team can also assist you in modifying or enforcing spousal maintenance orders if your financial situation changes.
What is Spousal Support?
Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, is a court-ordered payment made by one spouse to the other after a divorce. It is intended to provide financial assistance to the spouse who earns less money or has less earning potential. Spousal maintenance can be awarded for a specific period of time or until a specific event occurs, such as the recipient spouse getting remarried.
In New York, there are two main types of spousal support:
- Temporary Spousal Support: This type of support is granted during the divorce process, ensuring that the financially disadvantaged spouse has sufficient funds to cover their basic needs while the divorce is pending.
- Post-Divorce Spousal Support: After the divorce is finalized, the court may award post-divorce spousal support. This support can be temporary or permanent, depending on the circumstances, and is typically determined based on specific factors.
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Factors Considered in Determining Spousal Support in New York
When deciding the amount and duration of spousal support in New York, the court takes into account various factors, including but not limited to:
- The length of the marriage.
- The income and property of both spouses.
- The age and health of each spouse.
- The financial and non-financial contributions made by each spouse during the marriage.
- The future earning potential of both spouses.
- The standard of living during the marriage.
Why You Need a Long Island Spousal Maintenance Lawyer
Navigating the intricate world of spousal support in New York can be challenging. Having a knowledgeable and experienced Long Island spousal maintenance lawyer by your side is crucial for several reasons:
- Legal Expertise: The attorneys at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein have extensive experience in family law, particularly in matters related to spousal support. They can help you understand your rights and obligations under New York law.
- Negotiation and Mediation: Our lawyers are skilled negotiators and can help you achieve a fair and equitable spousal support arrangement through negotiation or mediation, which can be less adversarial than going to court.
- Court Representation: If your case requires litigation, our legal team is prepared to represent you in court and advocate for your best interests. We are well-versed in New York family court procedures and can build a strong case on your behalf.
- Customized Solutions: Every divorce case is unique, and our attorneys recognize this fact. We tailor our approach to meet the specific needs and goals of our clients, ensuring that they receive the best possible outcome.
If you are going through a divorce and have questions about spousal maintenance, contact Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein at (516) 614-4104. We are here to help you navigate this challenging time and ensure that your financial interests are protected.