Alimony is a slightly antiquated term for what New York calls “spousal maintenance,” and many people refer to as “spousal support.”
By any name, they are the same concept though, and create an ongoing financial relationship from the higher earning spouse to the lower earning spouse, as a way of ensuring a continued quality of life.
Spousal maintenance can be structured in a number of ways, from a single lump sum payment, to a fixed set of payments that end after a period of time, to tying them to a life event like completing a degree or remarrying.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know that maintenance can be hard on the payer and absolutely necessary for the payee, and we create maintenance plans that work for our clients.
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