Rochester Divorce Attorney Explains Spousal Support

As a dedicated Rochester Divorce Attorney, I often speak to clients about what they need to know about spousal support and maintenance.

  • New York law contains a formula specifically designed to determine spousal support. Essentially, that law is a calculator into which the parties’ incomes are entered, and a built-in calculation determines whether or not spousal support is warranted.
  • Regarding long-term spousal, courts will consider the results obtained from that calculator and many other factors.
  • As a general rule, if the two parties earn approximately the same amount, the chance that one will be ordered to pay spousal support to the other is greatly reduced.
  • Spousal support is most often ordered when a large discrepancy exists between the incomes of husband and wife.

Do you want to learn more about spousal maintenance?  Contact dedicated Rochester Divorce Attorney Michael Ranzenhofer for help.

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