Legal Separation Attorney on Long Island

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Are you considering divorce? Depending on your circumstances, legal separation may be a preferable choice. Contact a Long Island divorce lawyer from our firm for experienced insight. We have more than 55 years of combined experience in family law, and have been recognized as Long Island’s “Best Divorce Attorneys” by the Long Island Press. With these qualifications, you can trust us to provide optimal counsel for your situation.

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Types of Spousal Support

Several types of spousal support are available for the different circumstances that our clients face. 

Temporary spousal maintenance is when the court awards pendente lite relief so that spouses who are dependent can maintain the same type of lifestyle they became accustomed to during the marriage. 

Fixed durational maintenance is granted to rehabilitate and improve the employment potential of the dependent spouse. 

Permanent maintenance continues through the rest of the receiving spouse’s life or until they remarry.

Final orders of spousal maintenance are different from child support orders in that there is not a strict guideline for how spousal support is calculated. Domestic relations law requires the court to consider various factors when deciding on a spousal support award, including:

  • Property and income of both parties
  • Duration of marriage
  • Age / health of both parties
  • Present / future earning capacities
  • Ability of parties to become independent
  • Tax consequences of each party
  • Property division order
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Contact our experienced attorneys!

With the help of Sunshine & Feinstein, LLP, you can make an informed decision on whether you should seek a separation or a divorce. Our Long Island divorce attorneys have helped hundreds of individuals pursue their best interests. We take a genuine interest in each of our clients’ well-being and can help you navigate this difficult time.

Contact our firm today to schedule a confidential consultation!