Life After Divorce: Spousal Support and Post-Divorce Maintenance in NY
When a marriage ends, questions arise on how the divorce will impact overall lifestyle during and after the divorce process. Post Divorce Maintenance, spousal support or alimony are meant to reduce unfair economic effects of a divorce by providing continued income to a nonworking spouse to meet their minimum reasonable needs. In New York State the Court may make an award for post-divorce maintenance based on the length of the marriage. The duration of post-divorce maintenance is addressed by NYS law and detailed in this infographic.
It is important to note that this schedule is advisory only and the Court’s authority regarding duration is discretionary and not mandatory.
Post-divorce spousal maintenance is no minor issue. An experienced divorce attorney can guide you through the process and protect your legal rights.