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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!


NYC Spousal Support Lawyers

New York Spousal Support Lawyers

Does Every Divorce Cases Include Spousal Support Orders?

Spousal Support orders (sometimes known as spousal maintenance and commonly referred to in the past as alimony) are certainly not an obligatory part of a New York divorce. The family court will take a list of factors into consideration when deciding whether, in what amount and for what length of time Spousal Support would make sense. Some of the factors include:

  • The health and age of each spouse
  • The length of time the spouses were in the marriage
  • The children in the marriage who are now going to live or have visitation in the respective homes of the ex-spouses
  • Additional living expenses for the children, including but not limited to private school tuition and costs of school supplies, uniforms, books, daycare or babysitting, and necessary medical treatment
  • The petitioning party’s capability of bringing themselves to the point of being self-supporting and, if required, any time and training needed to get them to a point of self-sufficiency.
  • The equitable distribution of community or marital estate assets

Do I Need a Spousal Support Lawyer?

A New York spousal support lawyer is needed by both the awardee and the payee in case issues arise in the case. If, for example, a court awarded spousal maintenance, but the paying spouse is neglecting payments, a lawyer can help you. If you have been ordered to pay spousal maintenance and you feel the amount needs to be adjusted or you have other questions or concerns, an attorney can provide legal expertise in your matter. A lawyer offers assistance to people seeking financial support from their spouse also.

How is Spousal Maintenance/Support Determined?

For the most part, the spouse who earns a higher paycheck would be the one ordered to give their ex-spouse a payment each month. This generally only occurs when one spouse makes a substantially higher income than the other one. A common family scenario in which this applies is when the husband works outside the home and his wife works primarily as a homemaker, caring for the children throughout the duration of the marriage.  In this scenario, the wife might never have earned any substantial income. In the first few years after the divorce, she would have a hard time earning the kind of money to support the quality of life she and her children are accustomed to living.  In such a case, the husband can be ordered by the family court to make a monthly Spousal Support payment.

Find Out What Factors Will Be Considered For Your Spousal Support Case

Numerous terms come into play when determining spousal support. For one thing, spousal support can be issued for years or just as temporary maintenance in the middle of a divorce proceeding. Every situation is unique, but there are some specific guidelines that the courts will lean toward.

Some examples of factors a judge would consider include current and potential earning potential of each spouse, whether or not the two of you lived together before marriage and which parent has custody of the children. Once you are aware of the variables that will be picked through in your specific case, you and your New York Spousal Support attorney will be able to more strategically assemble a winning case.

Being aware these things will be helpful whether you end up coming to a resolution in court or figuring things out in settlements.

Temporary Maintenance Orders in a New York Divorce

In some divorce cases in New York, temporary maintenance might be ordered by a judge or agreed to between the spouses. Temporary maintenance is put in place to assist a spouse in a divorce case with meeting their most immediate financial requirements. The amount is calculated based on a consideration of those needs.  It is coupled with a recognition of that spouse’s right to maintain the standard of living that they were accustomed to during the course of the marriage.

The New York State has established rather detailed guidelines in connection to temporary maintenance. These guidelines include a worksheet utilized in the calculation of the amount of maintenance that should be awarded on a temporary basis while divorce proceedings are in progress.

Temporary maintenance usually remains in effect until the final divorce decree is handed down in a case. In some matters, a temporary maintenance order might be altered or even eliminated in advance of the final divorce decree.

Generally speaking, in divorce proceedings, a court is required to follow the temporary maintenance guidelines established by New York legislation. That said, the court can exercise its discretion and in deviating from the state-mandated temporary maintenance guidelines as the result of the guidelines calculation proving to be unjust or inappropriate when actually applied.

Be Ready To Partner with Your New York Spousal Support Lawyer On An Ongoing Basis

Hiring the best family law firm that you can find is of critical importance since they will potentially be representing you in your matter for a long time to come. The case is not necessarily over once spousal support is granted. The other party is given the opportunity to oppose the ruling or get the numbers adjusted or removed altogether during the terms of the agreement.

It is important to always have a family law firm in your corner that is capable of helping you with these potential modifications or other situations that come into play when dealing with any family law case. Once you have become clear about the pedigree of your law firm, you can take comfort in the knowledge that you have made the right decision on who will represent you in these matters.

Take these details if you are dealing with a spousal support case. These points will come into play and it is necessary that you find a quality attorney who can be your advocate as you go through each step of the proceeding.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

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