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Syracuse Alimony & Spousal Support Law Firm

As a A Family Law Attorney I can guide you through the Payment Negotiation Process

Alimony in New York may be awarded to either spouse. If you wish to be eligible for alimony, you must request it in your complaint or answer to the divorce petition. The Bombardo Law Office, P.C., in Syracuse, NY, has extensive experience advising clients about legally mandated payments that are outgrowths of family law matters, such as:

  • Alimony/spousal support

The amount of spousal support is dependent upon several factors, including:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The disparity in the parties’ income
  • The income earning capacity of both parties
  • The lifestyle of the marriage
  • Several other factors considered by the Court in making a determination

How property division affects alimony

Every New York divorce action includes the division of marital property and debt by a method called equitable distribution. This includes all:

  • Bank and credit card accounts
  • Retirement accounts
  • Stock portfolios
  • Real estate
  • Automobiles
  • Household furnishings
  • Other personal and real property as well as all debt

The general rule is that any assets purchased or debt incurred from the date of the marriage until the date the divorce action begins is included in the marital estate and distributed in a manner the court deems fair. It does not matter who holds title to any of the real or personal property, or who incurred the debt. There are exceptions to the rules governing what will be considered marital property and debt, but that is something best left for you to discuss in detail during a meeting with your Syracuse divorce attorney.

Changes to and cessation of alimony

Changes can be made to alimony if both parties agree to the changes, or when there is a substantial change in the financial circumstances of either party, such as a change in the employment status of either spouse or the remarriage of the recipient spouse.

Receive skilled legal counsel from an attentive Syracuse divorce lawyer

When facing important decisions about alimony or post-divorce alimony modifications, an experienced Syracuse divorce attorney can help you make the right choices. Get answers to your questions and receive valuable legal guidance. To arrange a free consultation, call 315.488.5544 or contact the Bombardo Law Office, P.C. online.

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