There may be exceptions where it’s reasonable to seek a larger award even if your marriage wasn’t a long-duration one.
For instance, if you suffered a significant and permanent decline in your health, you may be able to seek a higher level or longer duration of spousal maintenance than you otherwise could expect.
In many cases, one spouse puts their dreams on hold so the other can pursue their ambitions, and when the marriage fails, the one who sacrificed for the other can be left with few resources.
That’s never fair, and the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino protect our clients from outcomes that leave them worse off than their wealthier spouses.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 to speak to an experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyer for free.