Passionate & Committed to Helping You Reach an Agreement with Your Spouse
At Aaron M. Gavenda, Esq., we understand how difficult it can be to plan for alimony payments and how stressful it can be to deal with them. We are here to help you through the process and to work with you to reach an agreement with your spouse. Whether you are seeking alimony or are required to pay it, we can help.
At our firm, alimony is just one of the many issues we can help you resolve. We also help clients with child custody, divorce, and modification cases. We are here to help you navigate the legal system and find a solution that works for you and your family.
Contact our firm to learn more about how we can help you with your alimony situation.
What Is Alimony?
In New York, spousal support, also known as alimony, is an arrangement that provides financial support to a spouse who earns less income after a divorce or legal separation. It is determined by the needs of the dependent spouse and the ability of the supporting spouse to pay.
The court may order temporary alimony to help the dependent spouse get back on their feet and resume their career. The court may also order permanent alimony to help the dependent spouse maintain the standard of living they had during the marriage. In rare cases, the court may order limited or no alimony.
How Is Alimony Calculated in NY?
New York alimony laws are based on the state's alimony laws.
Under New York law, the court may order temporary and permanent alimony. Permanent alimony is rare, and the court will usually order temporary alimony for the dependent spouse to get back on their feet. The court will then determine permanent alimony based on the parties' respective circumstances.
The court will consider the following factors when determining alimony:
- the length of the marriage
- the standard of living the parties had during the marriage
- the earning capacity of each party
- the amount of property awarded to the dependent spouse
- the age and health of both parties
- the ability of the supporting spouse to pay
Contact Us for Experienced Legal Guidance
Whether you are seeking alimony or are required to pay it, we can help. We can also help with other family law issues.
Contact our firm to learn more about how we can help you with your alimony situation. We are here to help.