Judges calculate temporary maintenance based on a formula centered around the income of each spouse, or the household income minus a percentage of the lower earning spouse’s income, but there are numerous other considerations.
While you can get a general sense of how temporary maintenance is decided from online calculators, the truth is that judges in Brooklyn have wide latitude to adjust a calculated amount in the interest of fairness.
They are permitted to consider various things, including the health of the spouses, their standard of living, the ability of each party to find work, the earning potential of each party, and more.
To maximize your temporary maintenance award, work with experienced Brooklyn divorce attorneys who know how to properly argue for a maximum amount.
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-725-9601 and get everything you’re entitled to at the end of your marriage.