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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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Queens Spousal Support Lawyer

Spousal support or alimony is what is paid by one spouse to the other after the divorce. In most cases, the spouse who makes significantly more money is the one who pays. Spousal support can be a point of contention in a divorce. There are some spouses who feel they shouldn’t have to pay spousal support. Some who pay will contest the amount ordered by the court. If you are divorcing and feel that you are owed spousal support, you will need a lawyer to help you.

The family court will determine how much spousal support will be awarded and for how long. There are a number of factors that are used including:

  • How long parties were married
  • Evaluation of mutual treatment
  • Income levels and occupations of both spouses
  • Employability of both parties
  • Contributions of party seeking support
  • Calculation of debts and assets
  • Both parties reasonable future assets
  • Tax implications
  • The age of both parties and health status
  • Special situation or needs of both parties

If you need an attorney to give you more information about the process of spousal support, give one a call today. Your attorney will fight for equality and fairness. It is their goal to provide you with the best representation possible.

There are two types of maintenance: permanent and rehabilitative.

With permanent, the paying spouse is required to pay for food, housing, clothing, and most other needs. There should also be proof required to support the need. Once the payment is awarded, it will stay in effect for as long as needed. The court will monitor the situation to see if there is a change.

Rehabilitative maintenance is the most common type of maintenance. It is used as a temporary way of supporting a spouse until they become self-sufficient.

New York doesn’t set a firm time frame for spousal support. The court will make a decision on whether or not spousal support lasts for a year or will be paid for life. For instance, if a couple divorces and the spouse receiving maintenance goes to school, payments may be extended for a period of time. Although spousal payments are gender neutral, the vast majority of payers are men.

Spousal support requested outside the presence of a courtroom is rare. In order to ensure enforcement, the requesting party will need to hire an attorney. Most divorces are less than civil and people are into their feelings. Simply asking for spousal support may be a bit too much. This is why only a strong spousal support advocate can fight for you. They will call you in for a free consultation and develop a plan of action.

If you feel that you are entitled to spousal support, you need to seek out an attorney as soon as possible. Never leave anything to chance or take it for granite. You will need a professional to help you compile all of you information to present to the court. They will be your spokesperson for as long as you need it. New York attorneys are tenacious and aggressive. They will leave no stone unturned when it comes to helping their clients. Call an attorney today for a free consultation.

How can I safely get my belongings out if he’s abusive?

Though they often happen in secret, abusive relationships are prevalent in today’s society. Leaving an abusive relationship can be emotionally difficult, but the goal is to keep everyone involved safe. One of the main concerns you may have is retrieving your personal belongings. This is especially true for those who flee in fear for their life. You may need your friends, family, and law enforcement to help retrieve your items.

Know Your Rights

You must familiarize yourself with your legal rights. You have rights of protection over you and also your property. It varies from state to state in terms of what is considered personal property. After a relationship has ended, you should try to take as much with you when you leave. If that is not possible, there are other methods for getting your items returned. In these situations, it is best to have legal counsel assisting. You need to act safely and legally in this matter. It is difficult not to get emotionally charged when dealing with an ex. However, a lawyer doesn’t have the same emotional ties as you and can help.

Getting An Order of Protection

One of the things a lawyer can do is file for an Order of Protection on your behalf. This is a legal document that limits the activity of the abusive party. It also protects you in the event that they cross these court-mandated barriers. These orders can have stipulations depending on children, previous police reports, financial aspects, and the amount of time spend together. The lawyer can ensure that any personal belongings that are sold, destroyed, or damaged be compensated.

Law Enforcement Accompaniment

You can ask a police officer to accompany you to retrieve your belongings. If you were to go alone, you may face verbal and physical abuse. The presence of an officer will help to thwart such behavior. It is your right to request an officer go with you. When asking the police department for help, show them the paper trail that this person is dangerous. Factual information will help solidify your claims. The officer will need to schedule a time to go and get your items. The time will need to be scheduled with all parties involved. This is often one of the easiest ways to retrieve your things with little resistance.

Prompt the Backing of Friends and Family

Just like the officers, many friends and family have no claim in the relationship either. Your ex may be willing to allow one of them to pick up your items for you. Make a list of all the things that you want to be returned. Have the person call the ex to set a pickup time. If your ex is unwilling to work with the third party, you have the option to file a case in civil court.

The key is to get your stuff within the legal parameters of the law. If you need to you file for divorce, separation, or child custody, the lawyer can help you do that once you are settled and in a better place. Your safety is the first and foremost concern for all involved.


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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!
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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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