When couples in Brooklyn divorce, there is often the matter of spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, to be considered.
Maintenance is a cash transfer between a higher earning spouse and a lower earning spouse, and may be provided as monthly payments, a single lump sum payment, or through another mechanism that suits both parties.
Durational maintenance is a form of time-limited alimony that is designed to help a lower earning spouse get re-established in the workforce and become self-supporting.
Permanent maintenance is, as the name suggests, a lifelong support measure that is typically only applied after a very long marriage, where the lower earning spouse is unlikely to ever become self-supporting in the workforce due to age, or where health issues mean that a spouse won’t ever have the earning power required to fully support themselves.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we help our clients get the maximal maintenance amount, for as long as necessary for them to achieve their goals.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce and maintenance attorney for free.