Yes, alimony, technically known as “spousal maintenance” in New York, is available in Queens regardless of gender. When one party requests alimony, the judge will review both spouse’s earnings and earning potential to determine whether and how to provide a fair amount of support.
Alimony can be durational, open ended, or permanent, depending on the facts of your case.
In today’s economy, many households feature a wife who earns the lion’s share of the income, and even a growing number of stay-at-home dads who choose to forego the expense of outside daycare and raise their children themselves.
There are a number of circumstances in which spousal maintenance is appropriate, and your gender will not be a factor in whether or not you are eligible for alimony.
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