When couples in New York decide to get divorced, one of the matters that they may have to address is that of spousal maintenance. This is a very frequently contested issue in a lot of divorces because in a lot of situations, one of the spouses does not feel as though they should have to provide spousal support to the other spouse after they are no longer married. It is very important to note that not all divorces need a spousal maintenance award because both spouses may be able to financially support themselves. In other cases, one spouse may have been the one to financially support the couple and therefore, it may be good to have a spousal support award.
There are many different factors that are taken into consideration when it comes to determining an alimony award. Some of these factors include:
- The length of the marriage
- The age and health of each party
- The income of each party
- The earning potential of each party
- The current or necessary education and training of each party
- Whether either spouse deferred life goals for the betterment of the other spouse or the family
If you have questions about spousal maintenance, contact our firm today.
The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. understands that divorce and family law matters can be very complicated and emotional. They require strong legal representation from a compassionate attorney. Robert Pollack is an experienced divorce and family law attorney in Long Island, New York. Contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., to set up a free initial consultation.