Going through a divorce can not only be a frightening experience it can cause substantial stress on you. The spouse that is financially weaker than the other spouse may feel frightened that they do not have the funds to pursue their case zealously. Fortunately, maintenance is provided to that financially weaker spouse and is meant to remedy this problem.
Maintenance is also known as alimony or spousal support. Maintenance is money paid by one spouse to the other for a certain period of time after a legal separation or divorce, and can also be by way of interim relief pending final judgment. It is available for numerous types of relief including to help maintain the same standard of living the spouse had enjoyed during his or her marriage until that spouse is able to become financially independent. Maintenance can be given as a monthly payment over a specific period of time, as a lump sum, or as marital property.
The amount of maintenance you receive is based on your unique case and that is why it is vital to have an experienced and knowledgeable law firm fighting for you. Unlike child support, maintenance is not awarded based on a formula. It is awarded based on a wide range of factors, including education and the duration of the marriage, these factors and so many more can be explained to you by our staff when you come in and meet with us.
During this tough time in your life a law firm that is not only experienced but is reachable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is vital. The Law Offices Of Michael J. Alber will fight for you and will fight to get you the maintenance that is needed in order for you to go about your day to day life without suffering a great financial burden.
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Whether you have made the tough decision to obtain a divorce, or are pursuing a separation from your spouse or need legal counsel to help fight for your rights to see and be a part of your children’s lives call The Law Offices of Michael J. Alber, ESQ., 631-462-6900 or email us at MALBER@ALBERLEGAL.COM. Take advantage of our free initial consultation to discuss your matter and find out whether we can help you achieve your goals.