Are you considering divorce and have questions about spousal maintenance, also known as alimony? Watch this video by experienced Jamestown divorce lawyer Scott Humble to learn more about how spousal maintenance is calculated in New York State.
I had an older client come in the other day and ask me about alimony. To me, that’s a very clear-cut issue; everybody knows what you’re talking about. That’s not the politically correct or the term that New York State uses anymore; now it’s called maintenance for short, or spousal maintenance. Again, this is the old-fashioned alimony. What New York State has done is they have codified so that they haven’t left it up to judges to go and determine, because you’ve got different judges, in different areas of New York State, making different determinations as far as how much maintenance should be paid by, usually, whoever has the higher income.
What they did is they put it into the form of a calculator. What I mean by calculator is that this is a calculation that is actually on a website. We crunch the numbers, we put them into the calculator, and the calculator is going to give us how much maintenance should go and be paid, whether it’s weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or whatever the case may be.
Are you going through a divorce and want to make sure you are receiving the spousal maintenance you deserve? Contact experienced Jamestown divorce lawyer Scott F. Humble for a free confidential consultation. Let his 30+ years of experience work for you.