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" Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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" Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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" Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

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When a divorce occurs, one of the most highly-charged issues between a couple involves spousal support. Since this can involve one person possibly having to pay a large amount of money to their ex, it’s important to work with an attorney who has experience and knowledge in this area of divorce. Whether you’re seeking to gain a maintenance award from your ex-spouse or are attempting to pay only what you would consider a reasonable amount, working with a Long Island alimony maintenance lawyer can make all the difference.

Getting Alimony In Long Island

The laws of New York State allow spouses the opportunity to collect alimony maintenance from their ex-spouse in the wake of a divorce. It’s sometimes known as spousal support or maintenance, and Long Island attorneys have years of practice helping people collect the funds they’re rightfully entitled to collect in a timely fashion. When a couple makes the decision to dissolve a marriage, they make the decision to go their separate ways. Nevertheless, many couples are never totally free of one another whether there are children involved in the marriage or not.

The Purpose of Alimony Maintenance

When a couple decides to divorce, the courts realize that both people have become accustomed to living a certain lifestyle. Because of this, a judge will usually try to see that any financial agreements that are reached will be fair not only to the person receiving support, but the one who is providing the support as well. Not only do these agreements help to ensure the lower-income spouse will be able to maintain a similar lifestyle, but also allow them time and money to gain skills needed to make them self-sufficient. However, in rare instances where both spouses are deemed to have enough income to be self-sufficient, a judge may decide that no spousal maintenance agreement will be needed.

Factors Determining Spousal Maintenance

Once a judge determines spousal maintenance will be necessary, a number of factors will be used to figure out how much alimony will be paid out to the lower-income spouse. Among the most common factors used include the length of the marriage, future earning potential of the lower-income spouse, whether any children reside in the home, and the lifestyle the couple had prior to the divorce. In most cases, couples who have been married one year or less often have spousal maintenance agreements that provide very little regarding financial assistance. Along with this, if children will be residing in the home of the lower-income spouse, the court will often try to provide as much income as possible to ensure the children can maintain a certain way of life. For more information about these and other factors, visit Your text to link.

Various Types of Alimony

In New York, two kinds of spousal maintenance can be ordered by a judge.  They are referred to as Pendente Lite Maintenance and Durational Maintenance.

Pendente Lite Maintenance: This kind of maintenance is paid during the pendency (thus the name) of the divorce proceeding up until a judgment of divorce is finalized.  It is sometimes called Temporary Maintenance.

Permanent Maintenance: This is a type of durational maintenance in which the term, or duration, is not necessarily a set period of time. Instead, the maintenance terminates upon the occurrence of a future event. Examples of termination events include the spouse who is receiving permanent maintenance getting remarried or if the paying spouse should pass away.

Rehabilitative Maintenance: This type of temporary alimony is designed to provide support to the non-monied spouse while he or she gets ready to go back into the workforce.

Restitutional Maintenance: Restitutional maintenance is kind of temporary support that is intended to recompense a spouse who supported the other while he or she was working on educating themselves or going through job training.

Concealing Assets

In some situations where spousal maintenance has been ordered by the court, the higher-income spouse may feel as if they have been ruled against unfairly and attempt to hide various assets in an effort to pay as little spousal support as possible. Examples of ways assets are hidden include transferring money out of the country or giving property or money to family members, both of which can lead to serious consequences if found to be true. To ensure this does not happen, our attorneys will work directly with private investigators in an effort to uncover any potential wrongdoing. Using the latest forensic accounting and other financial techniques, we will aggressively pursue any attempts to hide assets, ensuring our clients are able to obtain the spousal support they deserve.

Future Earnings

In some of the most devastating cases, one spouse who provided perhaps years of financial assistance to their husband or wife in order to get a professional license may be left with little or nothing in the event of a divorce. To make sure this does not happen, we work closely with spouses and financial experts to determine the future earnings of a spouse who has received a professional license, such as medical or legal. By working with our firm, a spouse will be able to receive a percentage of future earnings in any type of financial settlement that may be reached, allowing them to reap the rewards of their dedication during the relationship. To find out more about this aspect of spousal support, visit Your text to link….

No-Fault Divorces

Since New York implemented no-fault divorces in 2010, spouses may find themselves eligible for temporary alimony, which will help them through the divorce process until they are able to get on their feet financially. To be eligible for this, the lower-income spouse must demonstrate an income that is at least two-thirds less than that of the higher-income spouse. By doing so, we can help ensure there will be little if any financial hardship for the lower-income spouse during the divorce process.

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Whether you find yourself requesting spousal support or having to pay alimony to an ex-spouse, it’s vital to contact us here at the Spodek Law Group for a free and confidential consultation regarding your situation. Rather than let others determine how you will live your life, call us at 888-981-9185 and take the first step toward ensuring your financial future. By letting us answer any questions you may have about your divorce and its financial implications, you’ll be able to gain peace of mind, knowing you have experienced and knowledgeable legal experts by your side.


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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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