Yes, in most cases a spousal maintenance award, also known as alimony, will be lower to the spouse making the payments when they also pay child support.
The difference can be quite substantial, so it’s important that you work with an experienced Queens divorce attorney who can ensure that your actual financial situation is clearly presented to the court, and can counter any claims your spouse may make to try to boost their award.
Maintenance awards can become huge sticking points in the divorce process, largely because the court isn’t bound by rigid rules in how they’re constructed, but instead have to evaluate a variety of factors to determine a fair award, if one is made at all.
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