Spousal Maintenance

Skilled Counsel on Spousal Maintenance Issues

Spousal maintenance — also known as alimony and spousal support — is one of the most contested issues divorcing couples face. At Brooke & Brady, LLP, we understand that you would like to be fair while protecting your rights and future financial interests. Society’s understanding of spousal support has also changed. Because it is now common for both spouses to work outside the home, courts are less likely to grant permanent support.

As of October 2010, the New York state legislature has provided some guidance on the issue of temporary spousal support. The courts are directed to consider many factors in determining interim orders of spousal support.

There is a presumptively correct formula for determining temporary spousal support. Contact our Poughkeepsie office to discuss how the formula applies to your case.

While the legislative guidance is helpful in predicting what courts may do in the short term, it is critical to have the assistance of an experiencedPoughkeepsie alimony attorney from our law firm to advise you on the issues relating to permanent spousal support. Judges have great discretion in determining the appropriate amount and duration of post-divorce spousal support.

Courts consider many factors when determining post-divorce support, including but not limited to the financial needs of both parties, the need for training and education to be self-supporting, and the age and health of the parties. It is imperative that you have a knowledgeable attorney advising you and presenting your case to the court to obtain a favorable outcome.

Permanent alimony provides support for food, housing and other costs indefinitely. Like all types of alimony, it can be modified in court if the supporting spouse’s income or financial status changes dramatically in the future.

Dutchess County Spousal Maintenance Lawyers Helping You Through the Challenges of Divorce

Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, our attorneys can help you work through the sensitive financial issues of divorce. We providecollaborative divorce support for couples interested in avoiding the stress and financial drain of trial.

For a confidential, free initial consultation with a skilled divorce lawyer, contact us by calling 845-454-2540 today.