There are several different types of alimony, known as “maintenance” in New York, that are available in a divorce in Queens, and there are different factors considered in how they are calculated.
For temporary maintenance, provided during the duration of the divorce, the court will rely on a statutory guideline to calculate the amount you can be awarded, based on your two incomes.
For alimony paid after the divorce, the court has no statutory guideline, and will instead evaluate a number of factors, including the length of the marriage, the age and health of the spouses, the income and property of each spouse, whether there are children, and any other factors the court considers relevant.
Awards may be durational, lasting for a period of years after the divorce, or nondurational.
Getting the strongest maintenance award possible is vital in order to move on after a divorce in Queens.
An experienced Queens divorce lawyer can help you get the best settlement possible when your marriage ends.
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation.