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My Spouse Has Typically Been The Higher Earner, But Has Been Unemployed For Several Months. If I File For Divorce Now, Will I Have To Pay Alimony Because I Earn A Small Income In Queens?

You’d be well served to speak to an experienced alimony attorney in Queens before you file for divorce.

Getting a clear understanding of your marital financial picture is key to knowing how your spouse’s unemployment may affect your future settlement, and if the divorce turns ugly, what you could get stuck with in the worst case scenario.

As a general proposition, if you’ve been married for many years and your spouse has earned the majority of income and continues to have higher earning potential, you probably won’t end up supporting your ex.

On the other hand, if you need support, the court may end up picking a much lower figure than it otherwise would if your spouse is unemployed.

There are many issues you owe it to yourself to talk through with an experienced Queens divorce attorney.

At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we offer free consultations for situations with alimony just like yours.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 and speak to an experienced Queens alimony divorce attorney for free.