Spousal Support Lawyers in Hudson Valley
Effectively Advocating for Your Future in Dutchess County
Spousal support, also known as "spousal maintenance" or "alimony," causes more disagreements than any other issue in many divorces. Concerns about money cause fear, stress, and uncertainty about the future. If you are wondering how New York spousal maintenance laws will affect your divorce, call Letterio & Haug, LLP in Beacon, NY. Our Hudson Valley alimony attorneys have nearly two decades of combined experience and extensive knowledge of the law.
Questions about spousal support in NY? Contact our Dutchess County alimony lawyers for a consultation.
New York Spousal Support Laws
Also known as "alimony," spousal support is money paid from one spouse to the other after a divorce. While spousal support is often awarded in the divorce decree, payments may start before the divorce is final. Temporary maintenance, also known as pendente lite spousal maintenance, may be awarded while the divorcing couple is going through divorce proceedings. New York uses formulas to determine temporary and permanent spousal maintenance amounts. However, other factors may be taken into consideration, as well.
Factors that influence alimony awards may include:
- The standard of living during the marriage
- The length of the marriage
- The ages of the spouses
- The health of both spouses
- The earning capacities, education, and employment history of each spouse
- Any loss of income as a result of a spouse staying home to care for children
- Any contributions to the marriage made by the receiving spouse
- Any loss of health insurance benefits as a result of the divorce
- Any waste of marital property by either spouse
- Any additional child-related costs
Spousal support may be awarded as durational or non-durational. Durational spousal support is paid for a specific period of time, often to give the receiving spouse time to become self-supporting. Non-durational maintenance is also known as lifetime alimony. Although this is rare, it may be awarded in situations such as when one spouse is older, has an illness, or is unlikely to become self-supporting for another reason.
Tailored Legal Representation From Our Alimony Lawyers in the Hudson Valley
Since so many factors can influence spousal maintenance awards, it is important to consult with an experienced law firm. Our Hudson Valley spousal support lawyers provide individualized legal representation that is tailored to the unique situation. We provide personal attention to every case, and clients will always have access to their managing attorney.
Contact us to arrange a consultation. Located in Beacon, we assist clients throughout Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, and Ulster County, NY.
The Letterio & Haug, LLP Team
Put Nearly Two Decades of Combined Experience on Your Side
At Letterio & Haug, LLP, our attorneys have more than two decades of combined legal experience, as well as a lengthy track record of success. Over the years, we have successfully helped countless individuals resolve a wide variety of legal problems. To see how we assisted our past clients, browse through our clients’ testimonials here. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us today at 845-203-0997 and schedule a consultation.
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