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Spousal Support

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Doctors save lives. Divorce lawyers and family attorneys save everything else. – Val Kleyman, Esq.

Depending on the duration of the marriage and the financial circumstances of each spouse in a divorce, spousal support may be awarded to one spouse on a temporary or permanent basis.

Spousal support is only one of the awards that a court may order when a couple gets divorce. It used to be called “alimony.” New York divorce lawyers no longer use that word, because it means money paid by a husband to a wife – and today, either spouse may be ordered to pay support to the other. Divorce and family lawyers now use the terms “support” or “maintenance” to refer to these payments. Our divorce lawyers can help you pursue financial support from your former partner to maintain your standard of living and ease your transition back into single life.

Couples who have lived together for many years face many of the same issues as a divorcing couple at the time when the relationship comes to an end. We can help you pursue financial support from your former partner to maintain your standard of living and ease your transition back into single life.