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I Worked To Support My Spouse’s Education In Queens And Now We’re Divorcing. Can I Include College Costs In A Settlement?

Yes, you can include expenses like tuition in your calculation of spousal maintenance, and require that maintenance last at least until you’ve achieved a particular educational goal, like graduating with a bachelors or other degree, or landing a job in your field.

Spousal maintenance is designed to address your situation in particular, where one spouse devoted their energies to child rearing or similar activities while the other climbed the professional ladder.

In a marriage, this kind of division of labor can make perfect sense, but when the marriage ends, one spouse is left not only without the income they sacrificed to create, but without the opportunities that go with higher education or a long resume of accomplishments.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino will make sure you have the resources to pursue your dreams.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with experienced Queens divorce attorneys.