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Westchester County Spousal Maintenance Attorneys

westchester county spousal maintenance lawyer

Experienced Divorce Lawyers with Offices in Chappaqua and New York City

Often still referred to as alimony, spousal maintenance is the amount of money that is paid to the recipient or non-monied spouse (the spouse who was not the primary wage earner) during the course of divorce litigation or after a marriage ends. The whole purpose of maintenance is to maintain the non-monied spouse in a lifestyle that is comparable to that which was enjoyed during the marriage.

At the law offices of Grimes & Zimet in New York City and Chappaqua, New York, our firm provides comprehensive guidance and representation in all matters related to divorce and separation, including spousal maintenance. We use over 75 years of combined experience and an extensive knowledge of the New York divorce laws when handling our clients cases. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a skilled professional at our firm.

Factors That Affect Maintenance in New York

Several factors are taken into consideration when the court makes a determination regarding spousal maintenance, such as:

  • Length of the marriage;
  • The substantial difference in incomes of the parties;
  • Age and health of the parties;
  • The availability of health insurance benefits;
  • Acts of domestic violence that may have inhibited a partys earning capacity;
  • Standard of living enjoyed by the parties during the marriage;
  • Earning capacity and potential of each party;
  • Wasteful dissipation of marital assets;
  • Care of any children that may decrease a partys earning capacity;
  • Need to pay for additional expenses for the children; and
  • Non-financial contributions of the spouse seeking maintenance.

Contact Our Lawyers Serving Westchester and Putnam Counties

For more information about how our firm handles maintenance matters, contact our spousal maintenance attorneys today. Our legal team at Grimes & Zimet is highly skilled and can help you fully understand the impact of any decisions that may be made regarding spousal maintenance and alimony.

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