Caring Buffalo Lawyer Gets the Best Spousal Support Order for You

Learn about alimony, maintenance and spousal support in New York

Many divorces include an order directing one spouse to pay the other spouse what's known as spousal support. This support, also known as maintenance or alimony, can be temporary or long-term. A spousal support and maintenance attorney must understand how to protect your interests and get the best support arrangement for you.

A court will decide how much support, if any, to grant, and for how long, based on the particular facts of the case, such as:

  • Income disparity between the parties
  • Relative earning potential
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Health of the parties
  • Young children at home

A court can order temporary maintenance support while the divorce is being litigated, often based on a set formula recently established in New York unless the application of the formula would be unjust or inappropriate. Your Buffalo divorce attorney at the Law Office of Linda M. DiPasquale will work hard to reach a fair level of spousal support for you. I represent men and women, payers and recipients of spousal support.

Your Buffalo spousal support lawyer will help you meet your unique needs.

I know that the best way to help you is to listen to you first. How do you live? What are your commitments? What are your needs, and what will it take to address those needs? By being a good listener, I learn enough about you, your needs and your circumstances to be able to advocate for a fair support order -- whether you're the payer or recipient of the support.

By learning the facts and presenting them persuasively, I can help the court make a decision about spousal maintenance that's best for you. Spousal support is taxable to the recipient and tax-deductible to the payer, so I carefully review the tax implications, as well as the cash flow consequences, of how your settlement is structured. Sometimes, for example, it makes financial sense to waive maintenance in favor of a transfer of property. I make sure you can make informed decisions that work best for your future.

Call your experienced spousal support lawyer in Buffalo

To learn more about spousal support and how it may affect you, call me at 716.882.5532 toll free, or contact my office online to schedule a consultation. The Law Office of Linda M. DiPasquale is centrally located in downtown Buffalo, one block from the family and supreme courts. We serve clients in Buffalo and throughout Erie and Niagara counties. For your convenience, appointments may be scheduled during early morning, evening or weekend hours. At the Law Office of Linda M. DiPasquale family law matters are handled with care.