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My Spouse Has Asked For A Large Spousal Support Amount So They Can Stay At Home And Have Full Custody Of The Kids In Brooklyn. If I Get Custody, Will I Have A Huge Alimony Payment?

If your spouse’s Brooklyn custody petition hinges on the idea that you’ll support them when they choose not to work, then the petition itself has some serious problems.

First of all, what if that’s not how you want to spend your money?

The court could decide to give your spouse 100% of what they want, but it’s not likely.

Second, what happens if you lose your job, or remarry and have another family to support? Custody petitions that require substantial surplus funds from the non-custodial parent are a bad idea for many reasons, and unfair on their face.

If you want full custody of your children, that’s a noble goal and one worth fighting for, but it’s a separate matter from the unreasonable demands your spouse is making in their filings.

You need an attorney who can separate out the elements of your divorce and help you get the best possible deal, whether that’s full custody of your kids, or just a lower spousal maintenance payment that doesn’t let your ex sit at home all day.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help. Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation.

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