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Spousal Support

Spousal Support Guidance from a Knowledgeable Family Lawyer, Serving Saratoga County and North Country

We understand signing off on divorce papers can be tough. However, it’s important to ensure issues regarding child support, alimony, and spousal support are properly arranged in a manner that’s satisfactory to all parties involved. Whether you’re the one paying or receiving spousal support, we carefully draft and review the agreement to be sure it’s fair for you and your former spouse.

How Much Will I Pay/Receive in Alimony?

When reviewing your divorce case, we don’t just come up with an arbitrary figure. We come up with a sum that’s based on multiple variables and life factors, such as:

  • Both spouses’ current earnings and employment
  • The number of dependents
  • Child support agreements
  • Prior child support arrangements from past divorces
  • A prenuptial agreement. Contrary to belief, a prenup doesn’t completely waive spousal support.
  • The amount that needs to be paid for the receiving spouse to continue to have the same quality of life

Do I Need a Lawyer?

You should speak to a divorce lawyer who can advise you on your best options. Spousal support can be amicably arranged as part of a separation agreement, with minimal to no involvement from the court. However, if one or both parties decide to move forward with divorce proceedings, then spousal support is one area we’ll explore with you whether you’re the partner expected to pay or receive financial support.

Ultimately, remember this:

  • If you’re the spouse receiving support, we’ll fight on your behalf if the other party’s lawyer is insisting payment in an absurdly low and inequitable amount.
  • If you’re the spouse paying support, we’ll equally fight on your behalf if the other party’s lawyer is insisting that you pay an amount that is beyond reasonable and may affect your own quality of life post-divorce.

Need Spousal Support Representation in Southern Adirondacks?

Money is inevitably involved in a divorce proceeding. Our aim is to ensure what is paid and received is fair and the amount is based on legally admissible factors. Contact Wood, Seward, McGuire & Sacco LLP today for spousal support advice and representation from a legal team comprising of family law experts.

Spousal Support Assistance from Highly Qualified Lawyers in Saratoga County

Representing clients in Albany, Capitol Region, Essex County, Fulton County, Greene County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, North Country, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Southern Adirondacks, Warren County, Washington County.