No, women do not always get alimony in a divorce in Queens.
In fact, in today’s economy, women often out-earn their husbands, meaning that they may ultimately be responsible for paying alimony (known as spousal maintenance in New York) after a divorce.
Spousal maintenance is money paid from the monied spouse to the non-monied spouse, usually for a given period of time, following the divorce.
Durational maintenance awards are intended to give a spouse who is not as well off time to gain or improve their employment, earn a degree or an advanced degree, or otherwise establish themselves for independent success.
Whether you are concerned about receiving spousal maintenance after a divorce or worried that you’ll have to pay it, the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help.
We make sure our clients have the best representation to get the best possible settlement terms.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce lawyer.