New York Alimony Lawyer

New York Alimony Lawyer - Another issue to be resolved in a New York divorce is whether or not one spouse is to receive alimony. If one spouse earns significantly more than the other, he or she may be ordered to pay alimony. These payments help to support the other spouse after divorce or during separation. There are three main types of alimony:

  • Permanent Alimony - This type of alimony is awarded after a divorce and consists of recurring payments that may change or end if the receiving party remarries.
  • Temporary Alimony - During divorce proceedings or separation, ongoing payments may be awarded. Temporary alimony can include money for divorce costs and daily living, and it is paid until the court has made a determination on permanent alimony.
  • Lump Sum Alimony - This form of alimony is paid all at once. Only some states allow lump sum alimony payment.

Although most alimony payments are made from the husband to the wife, in instances where the husband is a homemaker and caretaker of the children, the wife will be required to pay alimony. Individual states have different laws regarding alimony. In some, marital misconduct (in an at-fault divorce) may be taken into consideration when determining alimony payments. Other states observe a no-fault alimony policy. If you are not sure what the law is in your state, a New York divorce lawyer from our national network can help.

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