Spousal Maintenance as Part of a Divorce
Spousal maintenance is often a primary point of contention between divorcing spouses. During and after a divorce, the spouse who has a higher income may be required to pay a specific amount of support to the spouse who earns less money. Sometimes known as alimony or spousal support, these payments are called spousal maintenance in New York State.
Spousal maintenance is not ordered in every divorce. However, it is in your best interests to explore the possibility that it could be part of the terms of your divorce.
Resolving New York Spousal Maintenance Matters
At Campagna Johnson, P.C., our attorneys are well-versed in family law and divorce matters. Whether you are owed money or will be paying spousal maintenance, our firm will evaluate your situation and determine the best course of action to meet your goals and needs.
Temporary And Permanent Maintenance
New York law establishes a specific formula that calculates the amount of spousal maintenance. While you may be able to estimate this amount through online calculators, the most effective way to ensure your receive a fair deal is to have a trusted law firm on your side.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in litigating temporary spousal maintenance, which is paid during the divorce process, and permanent spousal maintenance, which is paid after the divorce.
It is important to know that you do not have to automatically follow the state-set formula for spousal maintenance. Parties may move forward with their own terms of the spousal maintenance, as long as both parties are in agreement.
If there is any disagreement, the statutory formula will be considered by the court to calculate payments.