Spousal Maintenance

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Spousal Maintenance

What is Spousal Maintenance?

Spousal maintenance, formerly known as “alimony,” refers to payments by one spouse to another. In New York, the courts decide whether either spouse is entitled to spousal maintenance and how much, so it’s recommended to hire a spousal maintenance lawyer.

To be clear: spousal maintenance is legally different from child support. However, in many cases, one spouse might end up paying both.

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How is Spousal Maintenance Calculated?

The way spousal maintenance payments are calculated is complex, but some of the main factors include:

  • The income and property of both spouses
  • The length of the marriage
  • The ability of the spouse receiving support to become self-supporting in the future

Spousal maintenance is awarded for a set period of time, not forever.

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How KLG Law Will Help With Spousal Maintenance Needs

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