Alimony in Nassau County | What You Need to Know
When couples are together, they often share their income. However, when they divorce, and one spouse makes less than the other, that spouse is often left wondering how they will be able to retain their standard of living. For this very reason, alimony, or spousal support, exists. If you find yourself in this situation, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced Nassau County divorce attorney to learn more about alimony and how we can help you receive it. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How is alimony calculated in Nassau County?
Alimony is a complicated issue, and Nassau County courts will determine the amount of alimony you have to pay/is owed to you based on a wide variety of factors. They will also have to decide on how long you will receive/pay alimony as well. Of course, the court’s determination is largely dependent on your specific circumstances, though there are several relatively standard factors they will examine. For example, they will consider you and your spouse’s age and health, the duration of your marriage, you and your spouse’s salary, you and your spouse’s assets, you and your spouse’s earning potential, and more.
That being said, non-monetary contributions to a marriage, such as raising children and taking care of the house, are also considered when determining alimony. The bottom line is that determining alimony payments is complicated, which is why you cannot afford to proceed without the assistance of an experienced Nassau County divorce attorney who has a deep understanding of the law.
How long can I receive alimony payments in Nassau County?
The duration of alimony payments, as mentioned above, is largely determined based on the length of a marriage and is decided by the courts. However, if you and your ex can agree on an end date, your financially dependent spouse remarries, or one spouse passes away, you may request a modification.
What is a post-divorce modification?
In the months and years following a divorce, situations change, for both former spouses, and oftentimes, these changes are financial. If you can prove that you or your spouse has undergone a significant change in circumstances, Nassau County courts will most likely allow you to modify your spousal support agreement. That being said, proving there has been a substantial change in circumstances is not always easy, which is why you must retain the services of a knowledgeable Nassau County family law attorney who can help.
Contact our experienced Nassau County firm
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