New York Spousal Support Lawyers
A divorce can leave you feeling uncertain about your future. What will happen to your standard of living? Will you be able to maintain the same lifestyle you have enjoyed as a married person? Will you be able to continue living in the community you have called home? A knowledgeable family law attorney can help you find the answers to these questions and help you have peace of mind about your post-divorce life.
At Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP, we have extensive experience helping men and women in Westchester County and surrounding areas protect their financial interests during and after divorce.
Spousal Support Agreements
A divorce, dissolution of a marriage or cohabitation arrangement will often bring a change in your financial situation. The expenses once shared by you and your spouse or companion will be altered by reason of dual residences and changes in other basic living arrangements and the expenses arising therefrom. We can help you develop a resolution to meet your changing financial situation so you can confidently move forward.
Spousal support is not about one partner winning and another being punished; it is about balancing the needs of both spouses with their means and ability to support themselves. For example, a higher earning spouse may be ordered to pay child support to a spouse who did not work outside of the home during the marriage. This arrangement may be long term or temporary, depending on the ages, educational level and earning capacity of the people involved.
Like child support, it is crucial to make sure that spousal support orders are based on accurate information that takes each party’s full financial situation into account. We understand the many factors at play in spousal support calculations and can help you uphold your rights in either case.