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What’s The Difference Between Durational And Permanent Maintenance In Brooklyn?

When couples in Brooklyn divorce, there is often the matter of spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, to be considered.

Maintenance is a cash transfer between a higher earning spouse and a lower earning spouse, and may be provided as monthly payments, a single lump sum payment, or through another mechanism that suits both parties.
Durational Maintenance

Durational maintenance is a form of time-limited alimony that is designed to help a lower earning spouse get re-established in the workforce and become self-supporting.

Permanent maintenance is, as the name suggests, a lifelong support measure that is typically only applied after a very long marriage, where the lower earning spouse is unlikely to ever become self-supporting in the workforce due to age, or where health issues mean that a spouse won’t ever have the earning power required to fully support themselves.

At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we help our clients get the maximal maintenance amount, for as long as necessary for them to achieve their goals.

Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce and maintenance attorney for free.

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