During a divorce, a lower-earning spouse may be eligible for what is known as pendente lite support, also called temporary maintenance.
Alimony, which is known as spousal maintenance in New York, is awarded as part of the divorce settlement, and is paid when the divorce is completed.
If you earn less than your spouse and are divorcing in Queens, you may eligible for temporary maintenance for the duration of the action, and a spousal maintenance award for a period of years or longer after the divorce.
Working with an experienced Queens divorce attorney can help ensure that you have the resources you need to start fresh after your marriage.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino are highly experienced at looking out for our clients’ financial health during the sometimes drawn out process of divorce.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce lawyer.