No, men do not always end up paying alimony, known in New York as spousal maintenance, after a divorce in Queens.
Not all divorces include maintenance, and when they do, the calculations are made based on the relative incomes of each spouse.
Today, many women earn the lion’s share of income for the household, and many men receive spousal maintenance following a divorce.
Additionally, with the advent of same-sex marriage in our state and then nationwide, gender considerations can no longer apply the way they may have in the past.
If you’re concerned about alimony, the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can evaluate your situation and let you know what to expect.
Alimony isn’t about gender in Queens, it’s about each party’s financial strength.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce lawyer.