An Olive Branch Approach To Family Law

Fair Post-Divorce Financial Support Arrangements

Last updated on October 28, 2022

Spousal maintenance, often referred to as alimony, is normally discretionary. This means that divorcing parties may find themselves at the mercy of the presiding judge, wondering which direction the balance will tip. In such circumstances, thorough preparation and an accurate understanding of your past, present and future financial situation are critical.

Handling Maintenance (Alimony) Cases For Decades

From his office in Utica, attorney Michael N. Kalil has decades of experience handling divorces throughout central New York. The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil has earned respect and credibility throughout the divorce courts in Utica and surrounding areas. This has proven to be invaluable when negotiating a case involving maintenance.

Determining Spousal Support

If you have questions about paying or receiving spousal support, Michael will explain the factors the court will examine so you are not left with any surprises. These factors generally include:

  • Duration of the marriage
  • Ages of each party
  • Incomes and jobs of each individual
  • Future employability of each spouse
  • Tax consequences to each party

When necessary, he works with accountants and experts to help make sure that accounting is meticulously handled. Once it is determined that spousal support is appropriate, the next step is calculating the amount of maintenance, and how long spousal support will be paid.

If your financial circumstances change significantly after a judge finalizes a spousal support order, Michael can help you petition the courts to modify your existing order.

Is It Possible To Anticipate How Judges May Rule?

Making accurate maintenance determinations is key and knowing the way judges are likely to rule can be helpful. While lawyers can never predict exactly how the courts will decide, Michael can offer realistic expectations of what may occur. Michael’s experience has given him ample opportunity to get to know and anticipate the way judges may rule in matters involving spousal maintenance.

Contact A Knowledgeable Alimony Attorney

Emotions can quickly escalate when finances are on the line. The best investment you can make is to have an experienced lawyer in your corner. Whether you are pursuing maintenance or need protection from paying spousal support, contact Michael for a free consultation. He knows how to negotiate agreements, even when it seems like a deal cannot be made. He has extensive experience negotiating alimony arrangements. You can feel confident knowing he will protect your best interests at every turn possible.

Contact The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil online or call 315-235-1012 to make arrangements for a free initial consultation with Michael.