Queens Spousal Support Lawyer
In a legal separation or a divorce in New York, maintenance and/or Spousal Support will play a key part. If the case is a contested divorce or an uncontested one, the matter of Spousal Support must be addressed as both parties involved divide the property and assets. Whether you are the one who seeks support or the one who potentially will pay it, your Queens Spousal Support Lawyer shall play a significant role in your case’s outcome. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, every Queens Family Lawyer or Queens Divorce Lawyer with our offices—from every borough of NYC across to Long Island Suffolk County, Nassau County, and also Westchester County—will provide not just a free consultation to you, but the experience and dedication your case requires to protect your monetary welfare.
Every Queens Spousal Support Lawyer is aware that in New York State, from Westchester County to Brooklyn, the courts have authority to grant Spousal Support to one of the spouses as part of the divorce. Spousal Support, also referred to across the Country as alimony, is paid to a spouse . Your Queens Family Lawyer will help you understand that it’s possible that either spouse be ordered by the New York City Courts, on Long Island, and throughout the State of New York to pay maintenance or Spousal Support to the other. This payment can be awarded as one large sum, or it can be settled as long term payments.
How Spousal Support is Determined
The court has broad discretion when awarding an amount of money deemed necessary in order to support the receiving spouse, as long as the decision has been founded on facts and on the existing circumstances when the award of Spousal Support is granted. The court will carefully review the facts of the case, and your Queens Family Lawyer will be responsible for presenting the appropriate information and facts to help reach the goals of your case. The Court will evaluate many of these factors:
- The length of time you were married
- Evaluation of mutual treatment of each party
- Income levels, occupations, and sources of income of both parties
- Employability and/or trade skills of husband and/or wife
- Contributions as parent or homemaker made by the party seeking the maintenance
- A Total calculation of Debts and assets
- Parties’ respective opportunities in future acquisition of assets
- Tax implications
- How old are the individuals and what is the condition of their health
- special situations or needs of either party
A Queens Spousal Support Lawyer from one of our offices can review the Spousal Support or maintenance types with you:
Permanent Maintenance: Payment for food, housing, clothing, and other needs. Spouses requesting permanent alimony must prove the need for support. Once it is awarded, permanent alimony will stay in effect until a change in circumstances should warrant its review.
Rehabilitative Maintenance: A common, but temporary form of payment designed to support the spouse while they develop or refresh aptitudes to secure a self-sufficient future.
Because Spousal Support (as well as Custody and Child Support issues) frequently is among the most difficult aspects of the divorce process, you should speak with a Queens Spousal Support Lawyer with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. Call 1.800.NY.NY.LAW (1.800.696.9529) today for free initial advice and schedule a visit in any one of our offices in New York City or surrounding suburbs. Every Family Lawyer with our staff knows that the Spousal Support issues—along with the other Family Law concerns—have an affect on the future lifestyle of both spouses, so we can help you attain the resolution that doesn’t leave you broke.