Obtaining or Contesting Maintenance in New York

Maintenance, which is also known as alimony or spousal support, is granted in situations where one spouse needs financial assistance during or after a divorce. The rules around maintenance in New York are complicated, and it is important to work with an attorney during your divorce who can help protect your rights under the law.

At Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, in Staten Island, we can stand by your side at every stage of your divorce. If you are seeking maintenance or contesting maintenance payments, we will aggressively protect your interests. Turn to our firm for skilled advocacy in your New York divorce.

Temporary Maintenance During a Divorce

If your case meets certain criteria, temporary maintenance may be awarded during your divorce. There is a specific formula for determining whether temporary maintenance will be granted. Our attorneys can explain how this formula will apply in your case, and help you understand what you can expect during and after your divorce.

Maintenance After Your Divorce

When determining if maintenance should be granted after a divorce, the court looks at a wide range of factors. This includes:

  • Income of each spouse
  • Length of the marriage
  • Education of each spouse and ability to work
  • Whether there are children or other dependants
  • Age and health of each spouse

These are just a few of the factors a court may examine. The court can look at any factor when determining maintenance in your divorce. For this reason, it is vital that you have a strong advocate by your side throughout your divorce.

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At our firm, we are dedicated to helping you secure a fair divorce settlement. We will work diligently to help you achieve your divorce goals, inside and outside of the courtroom. Contact our firm online or call us at 347-201-4447 to schedule an appointment with a lawyer.