Spousal Support and Maintenance
Spousal Support and Maintenance in Queens
When you go through a divorce, you or your spouse may not be able to maintain the lifestyle you had prior to the divorce proceedings. If so, you may file for a form of financial relief.
Spousal support and spousal maintenance both in involve financial payment, but vary depending on when they happen in the divorce proceeding. You may ask for spousal support (known as pendente lite, or pending the litigation) in order to maintain your lifestyle while you are still married, or ask for spousal maintenance after the divorce has been finalized.
This relief can come in the form of child support, alimony, or other forms of payment. Support or maintenance are determined based on many factors, including income disparity between you and your spouse, the length of your marriage, your health, and even your age.
Spousal maintenance is set either for life or for a specific period of time depending on the details of your case. It is very important to have someone knowledgeable about divorce law fighting for your best interests during this time. An experienced Queens divorce attorney can help you maintain your standard of living and make the divorce process less of a financial burden on you.