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Who Decides How Much Alimony I Have To Pay In Our Divorce In Brooklyn?

There are different types of alimony that may factor into your divorce, though not every divorce includes alimony.

In New York, alimony is referred to as “maintenance,” and one common type is Pendente Lite maintenance, or temporary maintenance.

This is money given by the higher-earning spouse to the lower-earning spouse during the divorce itself.

To calculate temporary maintenance, the court will apply a formula based on the income of both spouses.

For spousal maintenance, which is alimony paid after the divorce, the court has no legal guidelines to follow in determining an amount.

Instead, it will consider a variety of relevant factors, including your incomes, ages, health status, whether there are young children living in the recipient’s home, and so forth.

Your attorney will be responsible for making the strongest argument for the lowest amount of maintenance, as well as the shortest duration for it.

At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we protect clients from outsize maintenance payments.

Call 718-725-9601 today for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce and maintenance attorney.

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