No, a temporary maintenance order is extremely common in Queens divorces, and is awarded to a lower earning spouse pretty routinely.
Spousal support, or alimony, is a separate issue that is decided with much more deliberation during the course of the divorce, and is based on many factors.
There are a number of forms of alimony, with permanent spousal maintenance being the least common.
While judges are committed to ensuring that a lower earning spouse isn’t left destitute by the divorce, a permanent award is only considered in a narrow range of circumstances where your spouse is unlikely to ever gain financial independence.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you understand the factors that count and how your case is likely to play out.
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