Yes, when spouses have different income levels during a marriage, judges in Buffalo understand that the lower-earning spouse often requires an adjustment period during which the higher-earning spouse continues to provide financial support in the form of spousal maintenance, or alimony.
This may simply be a fairly short duration for finding full time employment, or may be a longer to allow you to go back to school and finish a degree or gain a new one.
As you take stock of where you are in your life during the divorce, it’s important to also consider your career and how you want to guide it from here.
Maintenance awards are based on a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, the incomes of each spouse, their ages, and any health problems that may keep you from maximizing your earning potential.
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