When is Spousal Maintenance or Alimony Awarded in New York?

Accel Admin   July 28, 2015   Comments Off on When is Spousal Maintenance or Alimony Awarded in New York?
  • During a divorce, spousal maintenance or what we used to call alimony can be awarded by the court from one spouse to the other.
  • This is dependant upon a comparison of the party’s incomes, their future earning capacities, their ages, the duration of the marriage, the availability of assets after the divorce etc.
  • The court wants to make sure the party that is dependant is not likely to become a financial burden on the taxpayers of New York, and that they are adequately supported.
  • Unlike child support, there is no mandatory spousal maintenance after a divorce in New York.