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Long Island Alimony Attorneys

New York Spousal Support Arrangements & Modifications

At Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C, we work closely with you to form a plan for your alimony arrangement. Whether you're walking through mediated negotiations or facing a tense legal battle in a family law matter, trust in our experienced Long Island alimony attorneys to guide you through.

Contact SR Law at (631) 400-3342 for your spousal support negotiations. We offer locations in both Long Island and New York City for your convenience.

Protecting Your Rights & Interests

Alimony paymentBalancing your personal needs along with your legal options can seem daunting in the initial phases of your divorce. Whether you need to request an alimony arrangement or are being required to provide payments to your former spouse, SR Law can provide you with the guidance you need.

Mediation is an excellent way to navigate most divorces, as it affords you a private, personalized environment in which you and your lawyers can work through each negotiation. Some alimony negotiations may instead go through court, requiring the representation of an experienced litigator to protect your rights.

Alimony Payment Schedules

In order to establish a payment schedule that's fair to both parties, the court reviews:

  • The earning potential of each party, including job experience and education
  • Child custody arrangements
  • Existing disabilities in either spouse which might result in health care expenses
  • The duration of your marriage

Duration & Calculation of Alimony

The court decides the duration of your alimony arrangement based on the length of your marriage. In the state of New York, the court looks at the number of years you were married and calculates out a percentage that will tell you how many years you'll send or receive spousal support payments.

New York Courts utilize a sliding scale calculation to determine the proper amount of alimony or maintenance awarded in a divorce. Each situation is unique and requires the skills of an experienced divorce lawyer to help you understand the method used for payment calculations.

What is Temporary Spousal Maintenance?

Any financial support given to a spouse during the divorce proceedings is classified as temporary spousal maintenance. This is not automatically granted, as the requesting party must include a Request for Order. Anytime there are financial implications, each party must disclose their income and expenses to the court. These orders are indeed temporary and may be modified during the proceedings.

How Long Do You Have to be Married in NY to Get Alimony?

There are no set amount of years you are required to be married to qualify for alimony. A New York court will reward alimony based on the number of years you were married to your spouse. If the receiving spouse decides to get remarried then the alimony may be discontinued. However, every scenario is different and depending on the circumstances, a judge may award permanent spousal support.

Ask SR Law to help you through your separation by calling (631) 400-3342 or by contacting us here.

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