In most cases, the temporary maintenance you pay during the divorce won’t count toward any final amount in your settlement, but in a divorce, everything is negotiable.
It may be that the amount you’re paying today is an overpayment, according to the full financial documentation your spouse will provide to the court, in which case, the court may award you some portion of the payments already made, lowering your overall settlement figure.
The key in most divorces where maintenance is in play is to develop a strategy that protects the assets you care about most, and keeps your payments as low as possible for as short a time as possible.
You can come through a divorce intact, and the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino help our clients do that.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 to speak to an experienced Queens divorce attorney for free.