Spousal Support Attorneys In Albany, NY
In New York State divorce actions, the court can award either person spousal support. Spousal support is also known as “alimony” and “maintenance.”
Spousal support is simply a payment from one spouse to the other. It is generally paid over time pursuant to a payment schedule (generally monthly) but in certain cases it is awarded in a lump sum. Generally, spousal support is paid from the husband (or ex husband) to the wife (or ex wife), but it may be paid from wife (or ex wife) to husband (or ex husband). The purpose of spousal support is to enable the spouse with the lower income to support his/herself after the parties’ separation.
Spousal support can be among the most challenging issues in the divorce process, as it will impact the future lifestyles of both spouses. No one wants to change his/her life style due to the payment or lack of spousal support. At RCM Law Offices, we know the nuances and details spousal support. We can help you protect your future and lifestyle. Protect your lifestyle by calling our Albany Spousal Support Lawyers now at (518) 941-8202.
Spousal support is not awarded in every case. Rather, spousal supported is decided on a case-by-case basis according to certain statutory factors. Below are some of the factors the court will consider when determining the amount and duration of spousal support:
- The length of the marriage
- Each parties income and earning capacity
- The standard of living of the parties
- The conduct of the parties during marriage
- The age of the parties
- The health of the parties
- The existence of special needs
- The assets and debts of the parties