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What Is A “Presumptive Award Of Maintenance” And Do I Have To Support My Spouse During Our Divorce In Queens?

If you are the higher earner in your marriage, then yes, your spouse’s lawyer will include a request for temporary maintenance and you will almost certainly end up supporting your spouse during your divorce.

The presumptive award of maintenance is determined based on state-issued guidelines that were implemented as part of the 2010 matrimonial reforms, but the good news is that judges are charged with determining whether such an award is appropriate or just.

If an award of temporary maintenance is inappropriate in your situation, you have every right to make that case, and an experienced Queens divorce lawyer gives you the best chance at prevailing.

By working with a good lawyer, even if you are required to provide temporary maintenance, the amount may be much lower than you would otherwise pay.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you minimize the high cost of divorce in Queens.

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