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When Is Alimony Necessary?

Alimony is a very unique element of divorce in New York, because there are few hard-and-fast rules about how and when it should be applied. Also referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance, it is essentially designed to help a spouse get back on his or her feet. There is a new formula in New York for temporary maintenance, but courts are still figuring out how to apply it. There is no such formula when it comes to long-term maintenance.

With very little to go by in terms of law, determining whether spousal support is necessary and what the amount should be requires the assistance of an experienced lawyer. At Kelton & Teichner, our lawyers have more than 30 years of family law experience addressing these matters in Queens and Nassau counties. We can help you pursue an outcome that is fair and sensible. To speak with a lawyer about your situation, call our firm at 800-419-7751 or click here to tell us about your case online.

Understanding the Tax Consequences of Spousal Support

Obviously, during a divorce, the income of each of the spouses is a critical factor in determining alimony. However, there are other issues that need to be taken into account. One of them is the tax consequences associated with spousal maintenance. The recipient has to declare it as income. The payor gets to deduct it. This is not so for child support. Furthermore, the financial arrangements should be considered in relation to the division of assets during a divorce. We will make certain that nothing is overlooked.

Modification of Alimony

Changes in income, as well as remarriage and other issues, may lead to changes in spousal support arrangements. Our lawyers will carefully review your case to help you make modifications.

Contact a New York Spousal Support Attorney for a Free Consultation

Call 800-419-7751 or send an email to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Queens spousal maintenance attorneys. We are available 24 hours a day in emergency situations. Se habla español.

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