Spousal Maintenance Lawyer — Central New York
Spousal maintenance, often referred to as alimony, is often discretionary. Divorcing parties often find themselves at the mercy of the presiding judge, wondering in which direction the balance will tip. In such circumstances, thorough preparation and an accurate understanding of the financial situation of you and your spouse are critical.
In addition, having an attorney who knows the courts and has earned the respect of peers is invaluable. Rely on the Utica, New York, law firm of Kalil & Eisenhut, LLC to bring this level of familiarity and assistance to you in your divorce case. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Determining Spousal Maintenance or Alimony
In helping to lay the groundwork for the most accurate determination of spousal maintenance, we look at the factors the court will examine — the duration of the marriage, the ages of each party, the incomes and jobs of each individual, the future employability of each spouse, the tax consequences to each party, and others. When necessary, our firm works with accountants and experts to help make sure that accounting is handled accurately and meticulously. Once it is determined that spousal maintenance is appropriate, a determination needs to be made as to the amount of maintenance, as well as for how long that maintenance will be paid.
Understanding the Judges with Whom We Work
While making accurate maintenance determinations is key, knowing the way judges are likely to rule is also an important factor. Our experience has given us ample opportunity to get to know and anticipate the way judges may rule in matters of spousal maintenance. While we can never predict exactly how the courts will decide, we can offer realistic expectations of what may occur.
Resolving family law and divorce matters is never easy, but it does not have to be marked by hostility, anxiety or opposition. At the Utica-based law firm of Kalil & Eisenhut, LLC, we encourage our clients to take advantage of peaceable ways of resolving marital dissolution matters. This has been the cornerstone of our practice. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today.