Syracuse Spousal Support Attorneys
Let a Skilled Divorce Lawyer Fight for Your Rights
Spousal support is intended to help the supported spouse maintain the same
or similar lifestyle as they did while they were married or grant the
supported spouse time to become self-sufficient. In many states, spousal
support is known as “alimony”; however, in New York, it is
There are two different types of maintenance in New York. First, temporary
pendente lite) is granted to supported spouses for immediate financial need while the
divorce case is in process. Second, post-divorce maintenance is granted to the
supported spouse after the divorce is finalized. This type of divorce
can only be terminated by death of either spouse, remarriage of supported
spouse or if the supported spouse is living with someone else.
If you are facing a divorce and our curious about spousal support,
contact our Syracuse firm today.
Deciding the Amount & Extent of Spousal Support
For post-divorce maintenance, there is no fixed formula used to determine
maintenance in New York. Typically, judges will consider a variety of
factors to decide the amount and extent of spousal support.
Such factors include but are not limited to:
- Present and future income
- Age and health
- Length of marriage
- Tax consequences
- Unfair property transfers
- Ability of supported spouse to become self-sufficient
- Existence of a pre-marital joint household
- Status of children and child-related costs
Divorces, and maintenance by extension, can be complex issues that will
likely require legal mediation. Our Syracuse firm offers aggressive advocacy
that is backed by compassion and understanding. We may be able to help
you navigate your difficult divorce and move on to a brighter future.
Put More Than a Decade of Experience on Your Side
If you are interested in pursuing spousal support before or after your
divorce or are in need of immediate mediation, get in touch with Haddad
Law Office, P.C. today for a confidential consultation. We maintain an
exclusive focus on all family law matters, and we want to help protect
both you and your family.
Call our Syracuse family lawyers today at (315) 505-8176 to
schedule a consultation.