No, a temporary maintenance order in Brooklyn doesn’t mean that a permanent award of spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, is likely in your divorce.
Courts use a variety of factors to determine spousal maintenance after a divorce, including the length of the marriage, each spouse’s income and potential income, their age, and their health status.
The general view is that a lower-earning spouse should have the resources they need for a period of time in order to gain financial independence.
In rare situations, the court may decide that is never likely to happen because of illness or age, and in those cases, a permanent award may be ordered.
The best way to protect yourself from unnecessary maintenance awards in Brooklyn is to work with experienced divorce attorneys who can position your finances and assets to help you come through your divorce as intact as possible.
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