Spousal Support

Spousal support is not automatic. Entitlement, amount, and duration of spousal support are discretionary issues.

While there are Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, they are not law. However, the Guidelines are accorded considerable weight by our courts and frequently followed.

No general statement applies to spousal support except that it is likely that it will be paid at a level and for a time period that reflects the marriage duration, number of children, and disparity between the incomes of both partners.

We will provide calculations and evaluate your obligation to pay or your entitlement to receive spousal support. Assets and property division as well as the matrimonial home will factor into the equation.