No divorce is simple, and financial considerations can turn even the most amicable split into one that quickly becomes contentious. One of those financial considerations may involve alimony, also known as spousal support, which one spouse must pay to the other as directed by New York courts. At Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., in Roslyn, our family law attorneys have experience representing people throughout New York in divorce cases involving spousal support. We know the law regarding alimony and we have the determination to fight for your best interests.
Alimony is one of the most frequently fought-over issues in divorce, and while courts and lawyers strive to split marital assets equitably, “equitable” does not necessarily mean “equal.” Our lawyers with Van Horn & Friedman, P.C. work tirelessly to reach a fair agreement between you and your ex-spouse that protects your rights.
When determining whether or not alimony should be granted, how much should be awarded and for how long it should continue, New York judges take certain factors into consideration, including:
Retaining a tenacious alimony attorney can help you convince the court that you need support, increasing the chance that alimony will be awarded. Alternatively, we can also work to convince the judge that your ex-spouse does not need spousal support or needs less than he or she asked for.
In New York, there are four types of alimony agreements:
Our attorneys work with you to determine what kind of alimony is the best for your unique situation.
At Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., our attorneys represent clients who are seeking alimony as well as those who must pay it. Our clients are often concerned about whether they are required to pay alimony if their circumstances change. Others come to us if they are not receiving the alimony payments specified by the agreement. We will present compelling evidence to the court that shows why the amount you pay should be decreased or request that the court properly enforce the alimony agreement.
At Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., we represent clients throughout New York in divorce cases involving alimony. Call us at 866-205-8221 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Roslyn office.