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Will I Have To Pay Alimony In Queens If My Spouse Supported Me Through College?

Queens Divorce Attorney For Alimony

Alimony, or “spousal maintenance” as it’s called in New York, is money paid from a higher earning spouse to a lower earning spouse in order to protect the quality of life of the lower earning spouse, usually for a limited period of time.

If your spouse in Queens supported you earlier in your marriage, that doesn’t mean they are entitled to spousal maintenance, though the added value of your college degree may entitle them to a larger financial settlement overall.

If the degree you earned has put you in a position where you make a lot of money, and your spouse makes a lot less, you may end up paying spousal maintenance to them.

How much, and for how long, are topics that your lawyers will help you address.

Many clients are happy to negotiate what they view as a reasonable maintenance schedule, others are committed to the smallest possible payout of the shortest possible duration.

At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we work closely with clients to ensure their goals are at the forefront of their divorce settlement.

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