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If I Go Back To Work Before Our Divorce In Brooklyn, Will It Change The Alimony Calculation?

Yes, going back to work before you file for divorce, or even during a divorce, can cause you problems if you are entitled to things like spousal maintenance, previously known as alimony.

Judges in Brooklyn are required to look at the current earnings and the earning potential of both spouses in determining a fair award for maintenance, and the higher your earnings are, the lower any award will be.

If you appear to be self-sufficient, you may get no award at all.

If it appears that you’ll be self-sufficient soon, the duration and amount of the award may be less than you are entitled to.

Before you start your job hunt, or accept an offer that’s been made, consult an experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyer to ensure that your positive choice today won’t have negative implications for tomorrow.

Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney for free.

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