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Alimony Lawyers in Hudson Valley

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Alimony causes more disagreements than any other issue in many divorces. Concerns about money cause fear, stress, and uncertainty about the future. If you are wondering how New York alimony laws will affect your divorce, call Letterio, Shedden & Haug, LLP. Our Hudson Valley alimony attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience and an extensive knowledge of the law.

Questions about alimony? Call (845) 203-0997 to discuss your situation in a free consultation.

New York Alimony Laws

Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance or spousal support, is money paid from one spouse to the other after a divorce. While alimony is often awarded in the divorce decree, payments may start before the divorce is final. Temporary maintenance, also known as pendente lite alimony, may be awarded while the divorcing couple is going through divorce proceedings. New York uses formulas to determine temporary and permanent spousal maintenance amounts. However, other factors may be taken into consideration, as well.

Factors that influence alimony awards may include:

  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • The length of the marriage
  • The ages of the spouses
  • The health of both spouses
  • The earning capacities, education, and employment history of each spouse
  • Any loss of income as a result of a spouse staying home to care for children
  • Any contributions to the marriage made by the receiving spouse
  • Any loss of health insurance benefits as a result of the divorce
  • Any waste of marital property by either spouse
  • Any additional child-related costs

Spousal maintenance may be awarded as durational or nondurational. Durational spousal support is paid for a specific period of time, often to give the receiving spouse time to become self-supporting. Nondurational maintenance is also known as lifetime alimony. Although this is rare, it may be awarded in situations such as when one spouse is older, has an illness, or is unlikely to become self-supporting for another reason.

Tailored Legal Representation

Since so many factors can influence spousal maintenance awards, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney. Our Hudson Valley alimony lawyers provide individualized legal representation that is tailored to the unique situation. We provide personal attention to every case, and clients will always have access to their managing attorney.

We encourage you to contact our firm at (845) 203-0997 to arrange a free consultation. Our office is located in Beacon. We also assist clients throughout Orange County, Putnam County, and Ulster County, NY.

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