Dutchess County Spousal Support Lawyer
Are you considering filing for divorce under New York’s new divorce and alimony laws. Things have changed and your attorney will need to be ahead of the curve on the laws. The new law requires the Courts to consider a host of new factors and uses a formula to determine spousal support while the case is pending. When determining a plan for alimony, the court will consider a number of factors, including the length of your marriage, the incomes of both parties, future earning potential, age, and health. We will make sure the court properly considers your circumstances so your financial future is protected.
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Experience in New York matrimonial courts matters. Discuss your concerns about spousal support with an attorney at Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP. Whether you are seeking spousal support, alimony or are facing a support obligation, you have rights and financial interests that are important to protect.
- Lifetime Alimony: Typically only awarded in the event of a long-term marriage, in which the petitioning spouse has been out of the workforce in order to maintain home and family. Permanent alimony is typically forfeited in the event of remarriage.
- Temporary Alimony: Typically awarded while the parties try to sort out the issues between them or until a trial is held by the judge. A mathematical formula base on incomes is used for this determination.
- Lump-Sum Alimony: One option for spousal support is a single lump-sum payment to the petitioning spouse. It is not necessarily awarded according to financial need of the petitioning spouse.
- Rehabilitative or Durational Alimony: Typically support awarded for a certain number of years. in short-term marriages. New York’s new divorce law requires the Courts to consider a host of new factors in determining the duration and amount of support.
At SDG Law, our New York family law attorneys are ready to help you fight to protect your interests in all divorce issues related to child custody, property settlements and spousal support under the new New York divorce and alimony laws. We understand how emotional and personal your divorce is to you and your family. We promise to treat your case with complete confidentiality, while being responsive and sensitive to your needs and concerns throughout your case. You will work directly with your lawyer, while remaining confident in the knowledge that your attorney will rely on the support and knowledge of a team of experienced family law attorneys.