Spousal Support (Maintenance)
Many people may think that spousal support is granted automatically to a spouse, but that is not the case. Unlike child support, there is no specific formula the courts use to determine the amount of financial support a spouse will be required to pay or receive. Spousal support may be granted temporarily (until the divorce is complete), over a set length of time, or as one lump sum.
Many factors are considered in the negotiation of spousal support such as:
- Length of the marriage
- Education of each spouse
- Earning capacity of each spouse
- Standard of living established during the marriage
- Age of each spouse
It is important to have an experienced family law attorney on your side to grant you the best possible result based on your situation. The attorneys at Brian A. Picarello & Associates, P.C. have the experience and knowledge in handling divorce cases. Contact us today for your free consultation.