One of the most fundamental legal obligations that couples acquire upon marriage is the duty to financially support each other under certain circumstances.
Maintenance, formerly referred to as “alimony” and “spousal support”, is used to ensure that a financially dependent spouse can receive support payments for a specific period of time. Either spouse, male or female, can be ordered to pay maintenance to their spouse by the court. The goal of this monetary support is to enable the receiving spouse to maintain their standard of living initially after a divorce, and to become self-supporting over a period of time.
While there are legal standards for determining spousal maintenance, the court still has the ability to address special considerations on a case-by-case basis. That is why having proper and assertive legal counsel during this process should be a priority for divorce clients. Whether you’re the primary wage earner or have been financially dependent on your spouse, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Jaworski & Giacobbe are here to listen to your concerns and help you arrive at the solution you desire.
To have your case reviewed, speak with a dedicated legal professional at The Law Offices of Jaworski & Giacobbe by calling (716) 895-4210 or contacting us online.