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New York Alimony Lawyer

For Counsel and Representation in Alimony Issues, Contact Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C., in Syracuse, New York

In marriage, two people become one household and share resources. Often, one spouse is financially dependent on the other. Therefore, in divorce, alimony or spousal maintenance is sometimes agreed upon by a separating couple or ordered by a family law judge.

If you anticipate a divorce in the near future and want to discuss specific related issues such as spousal support (alimony, spousal maintenance) with a knowledgeable attorney, you are encouraged to contact Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C.

Our experienced, compassionate family law attorneys are prepared to advise you on how alimony may be determined in the case of your divorce. You and your spouse may agree on spousal maintenance through settlement negotiations, through mediation or in a collaborative law setting-or a family court judge may order it.

Either party in a marriage may be entitled to spousal support, depending on the specific financial situation of the marriage and of each spouse once the marital relationship has broken down.

Unlike the case with child support, alimony or spousal maintenance is not determined by a set formula. Rather, a variety of factors are taken into consideration, including:

  • The length of the marriage.
  • The incomes of the spouses.
  • Disparity of income of the spouses.
  • Special circumstances such as health problems or disabilities of one or both spouses. Loss of health insurance benefits.

Spousal maintenance may be temporary or may go to retirement or beyond.

In asset division negotiations, alimony may be used as a "bargaining tool" to balance with property or as a consideration in child custody negotiations.

Contact Our Lawyers to Discuss Alimony in New York Divorce

To schedule a consultation to discuss alimony (spousal maintenance) in your upcoming divorce with an experienced family law attorney, contact our firm at 315-849-2319. We offer evening and weekend appointments. If you decide to hire Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C. for your family law representation, we will credit your initial consultation fee to your account.

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Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C.
State Tower Building, 109 South Warren Street, Suite 510 Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-849-2319 Toll Free: 888-752-2095 Fax: 315-422-6360
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