FOLLOW US :
212-300-5196

The Divorce Lawyers You Need.

Read Our Reviews

DIVORCE AND & FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS

We are an elite law firm that provides results, and service, for our clients. We handle tough cases that require experience, excellence, and service, to win.

Our Mission

Every single client is treated like family.

We Work for You

You always work with a senior attorney the firm.

Who We Are

We're an excellent divorce law firm.

Schedule Consultation

Superior Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

Welcome to the Spodek Law Group - a premier, and top rated, divorce law firm.





Hear From Our Clients

" 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..."

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
Read Our Reviews

When going through a divorce, you could be entitled to alimony. Alimony, also known as maintenance, is a complicated subject. If you live in Nassau County in New York State, you will need a good alimony/maintenance lawyer to help you wind your way through the process of determining maintenance rights.

What is Alimony or Spousal Maintenance?

Maintenance (https://www.familyeducation.com/life/alimony/what-maintenance-alimony), or alimony, is the monetary support that on spouse gives to another spouse when a divorce occurs. Most of the rules alimony and the amount of maintenance provided is determined by the state in which a couple lives. Payments of maintenance stop upon the death of one or the other of the spouses, or upon the remarriage of the supported spouse. The supported spouse must pay taxes on payments received, and the paying spouse can deduct the payments on their taxes. But the taxes on maintenance can be negotiated at the time of the divorce.

In days gone by, only husbands paid alimony. But in these modern days of equality, wives may also be required to pay their husbands alimony. Payments may be limited to a specified amount of time, or they may last a lifetime if a couple was married for a lengthy.

Who Pays Spousal Maintenance?

The usual rule is that the breadwinner pays maintenance, and the non-breadwinner receives the support. If both individuals work and make about the same amount of money, perhaps no one will need to make maintenance payments. But if one spouse makes vastly more money than the other, the individual making the most money will probably need to pay alimony to the person making a smaller amount. You will also need to decide the duration of time that the person receiving support will get payments. Payments may be needed just long enough for the spouse to get on their feet, or payments may be needed for a lifetime.

Types of Dissolution of Marriages
There are several ways for a marriage to be dissolved (https://nationalparalegal.edu/public_documents/courseware_asp_files/domesticRelations/Financial/TypesAlimony.asp). Spousal maintenance may be an issue in any of these ways. These three ways of marital dissolution remain:

• Annulment. An annulment is a way in which a marriage is invalidated starting from the date of the marriage. The court decides that a marriage never existed legally if an annulment is done.
• Void Marriage. Marriage is determined to be void if it is not good for any legal reason. The void marriage is also determined to be invalid from the date of the marriage, and the couples may legally separate without further court action such as a divorce or annulment.
• Divorce. A legal dissolution of marriage in a court of law.

Types of Alimony
There are two types of alimony, namely temporary alimony, and permanent alimony. Let’s talk more about these types of alimony and what they may mean to you.

Alimony Pendete Lite, Rehabilitative Alimony, or Temporary Alimony

As the name suggests, temporary alimony is only for a specified time. To be more specific, alimony pendent lite is money awarded to a person during the process of the divorce. Alimony pendente lite maintains the individual until the divorce is finalized and more permanent arrangements are made.
In some cases, a spouse needs support while they become retrained for the workforce or get re-educated. The intention is that the supported spouse will be able to take care of themselves financially after gaining marketable skills. Once a certain period of education is completed and a job is obtained, alimony will cease.

Permanent Alimony

Once a marriage is legally dissolved, permanent alimony is put in place if appropriate. Permanent alimony can be paid in several ways, such as:
• Periodic payments.
• One single, large alimony payment.
• Annuity payments.
• Payments in Trust.
• Direct payment for services.

Permanent alimony may also be paid until the recipient’s death, or as long as determined by the courts. Use an expert in divorce law to help you determine how long you need to pay alimony or how long you should receive alimony.

Get the Alimony You Need

If you are working through spousal support issues as a part of your divorce, contact us at Spodek Law Group at www.nycdivorcelawyers.com. Make an appointment today, and we can assist you in protecting your financial rights during your divorce. Whether you may be paying or receiving money through your divorce, contact us today to ensure that your questions are answered quickly and by a helpful law office. We are highly experienced in divorce law in the Nassau County area and are willing to stand at your side for support during this stressful time.

 

Nassau County Services


Based on 362 reviews.
Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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!

FREE CONSULTATION

Testimonials

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

Spodek Law Group

White Glove Service

Our divorce lawyers provide superior service, and results, with a white glove touch that few others can deliver.

Get In Touch

Schedule Your Consultation

Los Angeles

555 W 5th St 35th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013

212-300-5196



get directions

Queens

35-37 36th St, 2nd Floor Astoria, NY 11106

212-300-5196



get directions

NYC

85 Broad St 30th Floor, New York, NY 10004

212-300-5196



get directions

Brooklyn

195 Montague St., 14th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

212-300-5196



get directions

Call Us