Coming to an Agreement About Spousal Support
In cases involving long-term marriages or when one spouse is unable to support her or himself, the court has the power to issue an order for spousal maintenance (formerly called alimony). In other cases, it may order temporary spousal support or no support at all. As part of an overall divorce settlement, the parties may agree to spousal support by choice. Under recent changes in the law Spousal Support, both temporary and permanent, is calculated by a formula.
Angela Scarlato & Associates, P.C. can advise and represent you with the aim of achieving your goals regarding alimony. Call 718-683-1780 for a free initial consultation. We can discuss your financial situation, your lifestyle needs, and how we can best help you achieve your goals.
Negotiating to Obtain Alimony
In situations where it is not ordered by the court, the question of maintenance can become one element in an overall divorce settlement. You may wish to obtain a larger property settlement rather than spousal support, and we can seek to obtain that outcome for you, or spousal support in exchange for a smaller property settlement. There are tax and cash flow considerations that can influence your choices as well. Angela Scarlato can discuss these issues and help you make decisions that are right for you.
You Must Have a Plan
Regardless of your right to spousal support, you must have a plan that helps you deal with the tremendous changes in your life and lifestyle which will occur after your divorce. Angela Scarlato & Associates, P.C. will work to help you understand your needs and develop a financial plan that enables you to move forward in life in the most positive manner possible. Then we will work to achieve your goals in an expeditious way.
If you are receiving or paying spousal support and your financial situation has changed, our firm can review your circumstances to ascertain whether you are eligible to obtain a modification in spousal support for you.