Yes, New York law operates under the presumption that the “less monied spouse” will be awarded legal fees as part of the divorce settlement, which allows for a spouse who may otherwise not be able to afford an attorney to pursue a divorce action against a spouse.
In addition, you may be entitled to temporary maintenance, which means that your spouse will be ordered to provide you with funds during the divorce which can help keep you afloat as you transition out of your marriage.
Your best path forward is to speak to an experienced divorce lawyer right here in Rochester who can help you understand your options.
For spouses who don’t work, or who work for much less money than the other partner, there are a number of considerations made by New York courts to allow you to exit your marriage with a minimum of discomfort.
Call the Rochester attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer today at 716-542-5444 for a legal consultation.