Spousal Support in Staten Island
Staten Island Divorce Lawyer
Alimony is also referred to as "spousal support" or "spousal
maintenance" in today's legalese. You may be eligible to receive
financial support payments from your ex-spouse if you have financial needs
and your ex was the higher-earning spouse. Consult a
Staten Island divorce lawyer if you have any questions about your unique situation.
In New York, both the Family Court and Supreme Court can order the payment
of spousal support. In requesting spousal support from a court, the judge
will consider both yours and your ex-spouse's finances and will look
at any necessary expenses, such as housing, food, clothing, medical care,
education, and other proper and reasonable expenses. If the judge decides
that your spouse is financially capable of supporting you so that you
can maintain the standard of living to which you have grown accustomed,
then a spousal support order may be issued.
Temporary Support Awards
In some cases, a judge may issue a temporary spousal support award to be
paid until a divorce is finalized. In these cases, the higher-earning
spouse is generally required to pay support to the lower-income spouse
while the divorce is in process, allowing the lower-earning spouse an
opportunity to maintain their standard of living until the marriage is
Speak with a Staten Island Divorce Attorney About Your Case!
In any spousal support or maintenance matter, it is best to consult with
Attorney Dow who will review the specific facts of your case and give
you the advice and counsel you need.