Alimony & Spousal Support

Long Island, New York Divorce & Family Law Attorney

Alimony, also called spousal maintenance or spousal support, is the amount of money one spouse pays the other after divorce or legal separation. You may obtain spousal support through an agreement with your spouse, or if no agreement is possible by a Court Order. Unlike child support, which is calculated using a set formula, spousal support is left to the discretion of the Court. However, the judge will carefully review numerous factors to determine whether maintenance is justified, such as:

  • Length of the marriagealimony
  • Marketable skills of each spouse
  • Ability to be self supportive
  • Age and health of both parties
  • Assets, obligations and separate property of each party

Legal Counsel to Protect Your Rights

When you are seeking alimony or spousal support as either part of a separation or divorce, it is important to have experienced legal counsel on your side.

At the Law Office of John Fazzini, P.C., we regularly assist clients with spousal support arrangements. As our client, we will discuss your circumstances and future plans and decide whether spousal support applies to your situation. If receiving spousal support is necessary to help you find financial stability and as a way to be self supportive, we will pursue that for you.

To arrange a no cost, no obligation consultation to discuss the prospects of alimony or spousal support, call our Long Island,New York law firm at 631-547-8989.