Spousal Support/Alimony

Alimony Lawyer in Brooklyn, New York

Spousal maintenance, also called spousal support and alimony, is often requested by one spouse from the other as part of a negotiated divorce settlement. It is often a particularly difficult and contentious issue between the parties and requires the experienced guidance of a skilled divorce attorney to navigate.

As an alimony attorney at the Brooklyn, New York, Law Office of Virginia Geiss, I represent clients who are seeking, and those who are being asked to provide, spousal maintenance as part of a divorce settlement. I will ensure that any such arrangement is equitable and protects the best interests of my clients.Contact me and arrange your consultation.

Manhattan Attorney Assisting With Obtaining Spousal Support

Temporary spousal support is often awarded during the divorce. According to New York's guidelines for temporary spousal support, both spouse's incomes are used to calculate an award.

Under New York law, post-divorce spousal support is awarded to one spouse for the purpose of helping him or her to maintain the marital lifestyle, or to help him or her to become self-sufficient. Such is often the case where one spouse earned much less than the other spouse, or did not earn any income at all.

Many factors are considered in determining the amount of alimony awarded, including:

  • Income, assets and property of each spouse
  • Age and health of each spouse
  • Earning capacity of each spouse
  • The lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage
  • The length of the marriage

Alimony is awarded until the death of one spouse, or the remarriage or cohabitation of the supporting spouse.

To schedule an appointment to discuss spousal support/alimony, contact me today. I return phone calls and answer e-mails promptly and will be accessible to you during the entirety of your case.I offer day and evening appointments for your convenience.

Virginia A. Geiss