Experienced Alimony Attorneys Who Understand The Stakes

Make Sure You Get Spousal Support Right

When it comes to divorce, the question on many people's minds is, "How much alimony will I get?" or "How much alimony will I have to pay?" Spousal maintenance, or alimony, is a huge issue when it comes to family law, and there are many factors that go into determining what it should be for a given couple.

For as many divorces as there are in New York, there are as many possible variations for spousal support. The attorneys at Peter Morris Law provide forward-thinking, proactive legal representation to clients who have a lot at stake in a divorce. They understand that the determinations made during the divorce process will have real-life financial implications for their client for several years, if not decades, to come.

What Factors Influence Spousal Maintenance?

Typically, alimony calculations rest on several standard factors such as the length of the marriage, the age of the divorcing spouses, and the earning capacity of each of the parties at present and going forward. Also included are determinations that are less black and white: Has one spouse stayed at home to take care of the family while the other spouse worked and was the breadwinner? Would job training or education benefit one of the spouses, and if so, is he or she able to pay for it?

Marital fault may also come into play. Infidelity or domestic abuse on the part of one spouse could affect how alimony is handled.

Contact the lawyers of Peter Morris Law for a consultation about your situation and how alimony may factor into it. Call them at 212-256-9486 or email your information via the online contact form.