Durational maintenance in a Queens divorce is a form of spousal support, also known as alimony, that continues for a set period of time after a divorce.
It is applied in a gender-neutral way, and is often applied after a short or medium duration marriage where the lower earning spouse still has significant earning capacity, but will need some time to get re-established in their career.
Durational maintenance is generally not applied after very long marriages where one spouse has been out of the workforce for many years and is unlikely to become self-supporting, or where health issues are a factor that will permanently diminish the lower earning spouse’s income.
In those cases, longer term solutions are usually found, including permanent maintenance.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you get the right kind of spousal maintenance for your circumstances, and for as long as you’ll need after your divorce.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens durational maintenance divorce attorney.