Fair Post-Divorce Financial Support Arrangements
Spousal maintenance, often referred to as alimony, is normally discretionary. 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 the financial situation of you and your spouse are critical.
Handling Maintenance (Alimony) Cases For More Than 50 Years
At The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil, we have more than 50 years of experience handling divorces throughout central New York. Our attorneys have 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.
Whether you are pursuing maintenance or need protection from paying spousal support, contact our attorneys for a free consultation. We know how to negotiate agreements, even when it seems like a deal cannot be made.
Determining Spousal Support
If you have questions about paying or receiving spousal support, we 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, our firm works with accountants and experts to help make sure that accounting is handled accurately and meticulously. Once it is determined that spousal support is appropriate, a determination needs to be made as to 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, our lawyers can help you petition the courts to modify your existing order.
We Can Anticipate How Judges May Rule
While making accurate maintenance determinations is key, knowing the way judges are likely to rule is also important. Our experience has given us ample opportunity to get to know and anticipate the way judges may rule in matters involving spousal maintenance. While we can never predict exactly how the courts will decide, we can offer realistic expectations of what may occur.
Contact Our Alimony Attorneys Today
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. At The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil, we have extensive experience negotiating alimony arrangements. You can feel confident knowing we will protect your best interests at every turn possible.