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How Long Does Spousal Support Last?

Alimony, or spousal support, can be temporary, short-term, long-term, or permanent, depending on the circumstances of the parties. As there are many circumstances that could affect the amount and duration of spousal support, it is best to have representation by an experienced Long Island divorce attorney. At Jonathan E. Kroll & Associates, PLLC, we have the experience and dedication to ensure that you receive the support you deserve.

We believe it is in your best interests to work out an agreement ahead of time, if at all possible, rather than letting the judge make the decision. We have the skill and talent to negotiate successfully on your behalf. Our founding attorney has been helping clients resolve family-related matters since 1994. He has the knowledge and experience essential to correctly handling modern family law cases.

If you and your spouse cannot agree, and spousal support is decided by the court, the primary factors the court will consider are:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The standard of living you are accustomed to
  • Earning capability and employment skills
  • Disparity in income
  • Child rearing or homemaking in lieu of a career

No-fault divorce is finally legal in New York, and it is no longer necessary to have other grounds to file for divorce. The conduct of a spouse could be considered in determining the amount of spousal support to be paid. The term of spousal support payments can be modified by a future court order if there is a change in circumstances. Remarriage of the party receiving alimony is grounds for immediate termination of payments, and so is the death of either party.

We understand that you have a lot at stake in a divorce, which is why it is important to choose a Long Island divorce lawyer with the necessary resources, experience, and recognition from peers to give you the best chance of a successful outcome. When you enlist our help, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands.

Contact us to get the help you need with your family law matters.

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