Spousal Maintenance or "Alimony"
During separation or divorce, support determinations can become complicated and difficult to resolve. Whether you are looking to collect support or you are concerned about unmanageable obligations, it is important to know your rights and work with an experienced attorney you can trust. At Johnson & Cohen, LLP, serving New York City, Rockland County Westchester County, New York, and surrounding areas, our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of local courts and know how to effectively achieve results.
There are two types of permanent spousal support in New York State: non-durational or durational, as well as temporary payments. If you are a dependent spouse, you want to ensure that you collect the full amount of support you are entitled to. Similarly, if you are the primary wage earner, you want to protect yourself against unmanageable payment obligations. There are many factors that go into making maintenance determinations and ultimately, the court decides on a case-by-case basis. It is important that you have effective advocacy presenting relevant evidence on your behalf.
Child Support Determinations in New York State
Child support determinations are based on statutory law, known as the Child Support Standards Act. Even though the court will make a final determination based largely on numerical calculations, it is important that the many variables and factors are fairly assessed. Our attorneys will collect relevant evidence to present to the court on your behalf, including accurate incomes of both parties, deductions, and employment expenses. We will work strategically to help you protect your financial interests at the time of divorce. Our New York attorneys are also experienced in:
- Modifications to child support
- Enforcement of child support orders
For more information or to speak directly with our experienced Manhattan, Westchester and Rockland County divorce lawyers, please call 877-807-1472 or contact us by e-mail.