Spousal Maintenance

Proven Buffalo Divorce Attorney

Alimony, or spousal maintenance as it more commonly called now, is a critical part of any divorce. It is meant to ensure that both spouses are able to maintain a lifestyle they enjoyed during a marriage after that marriage has been dissolved. Spousal maintenance can be a contentious issue and because many of these orders are long-term, it is critical that you fight for maintenance terms that are appropriate.

At The Rossi Law Firm, our skilled Buffalo divorce lawyers have nearly four decades of combined legal experience. Over that time, we have seen just how important it is to fight for spousal maintenance agreement that is truly amicable to all parties. We are ready to adamantly fight for what our client deserves in these cases, ensure that facts are not distorted, and that individuals and families have the support that they need to close this chapter in their lives.

If you are facing a divorce and have spousal maintenance concerns, our firm is ready to hear from you. Contact us today.

Important Factors for Spousal Maintenance

How exactly does the court rule on a spousal agreement? The truth is that there are many factors that go into crafting these agreements. While every divorce is different, a judge will review these certain elements of the marriage to arrive at maintenance agreement they believe will be equitable for both spouses.

Just some of these factors include:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The income of each spouse
  • The marital property each spouse will receive in the divorce
  • The current earning capacity of each spouse
  • The potential earning capacity of each spouse
  • Either spouse's need for training or education
  • Either spouse's earning capacity that was inhibited by the marriage
  • The potential of the maintenance seeking spouse to become self-supporting

Not all of these are relevant to every marriage and other factors may require consideration for your spousal maintenance agreement. It is up for assertive and dedicated counsel to make sure that clarity is provided on these matters and that the circumstances of your marriage are not being exaggerated or manipulated in any way by the opposing counsel.

It is possible to reach a spousal maintenance agreement you can live with. Find out how we can help with a free case evaluation.