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Spousal and Child Support

Child Support Lawyer Protecting Your Rights

Knowledgeable and compassionate representation for parents and children

To protect your legal rights in matters related to child support or spousal support, you should seek knowledgeable legal representation. These issues are often emotionally charged and highly contested, requiring the attention of a lawyer experienced with child support and spousal support issues.

At Goldberg Sager & Associates, our lawyers have more than 50 years of experience representing the interests of our family law clients. We are responsive and attentive to our clients’ needs, ensuring they receive status updates at all times. Contact us today for cost-effective legal advice from a knowledgeable child custody lawyer in Brooklyn.

Throughout New York, child support is determined according to state statutes and varies depending on the number of children involved. There is a specific formula used to calculate child support payments. Parents may also be responsible for certain add-ons to the child support award, such as babysitting — where the noncustodial parent often helps out — and unreimbursed medical expenses.

Factors affecting spousal support

Spousal support is sometimes called alimony or spousal maintenance. Regardless of the terminology used, the decision to award spousal support is determined in part by the income of each party and the length of the marriage. A temporary spousal support order can be awarded while a case is pending. The order may later be made permanent.

Below are some of the factors the court considers when awarding spousal support in New York:

  • Duration of the marriage: The length of your marriage weighs greatly on the court’s decision regarding alimony. If you have been married for a long time, the court may conclude that you have contributed a lot to your marriage and spousal support should be awarded. You should contact a Goldberg Sager & Associates divorce lawyer if you have questions about alimony.
  • Ability to pay: The court carefully examines the income of each party and determines each spouse’s ability to pay support.
  • Children of the marriage: The welfare of children is the court’s top priority, even when awarding spousal support.
  • Standard of living: When awarding spousal support, the court tries to maintain the current standard of living of each spouse.
  • Earning ability: The court looks at your current and future earnings. If one party has significantly more income than the other, this can influence the court’s decision about who deserves spousal support.

Each Brooklyn divorce lawyer at our firm has many years of experience working with the New York child support and spousal support laws and the case law interpreting those statutes. We take the time to explain how the law affects you and help you make an informed decision that best serves your long-term interests.

Contact a team of dedicated support attorneys

Goldberg Sager & Associates recognizes that child and spousal support are behind many divorce disputes. Our team of experienced and highly qualified attorneys is prepared to provide you with the sound legal guidance you deserve. To speak with a lawyer at our firm, contact us today online or by calling us at 718-514-9516 or toll free at .

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