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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


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Spousal Support
Deciding to divorce brings many issues for married couples, including the division of any property they own. Spousal support is another concern that frequently arises in a divorce. Often, when married couples divorce, courts may award spousal support to one of the spouses. In a perfect world, divorcing couples should be able to agree on spousal support mutually. Unfortunately, when it comes to divorce and spousal support, courts must frequently step in and decide themselves.

Separate From Property Division

Spousal support, or “alimony,” is a separate matter from property division in a divorce case. Here’s why:

  • Frequently, state laws dictate property division in a divorce, and courts might not have much leeway on who gets what.
  • Spousal support, however, is often decided by courts on a case-by-case basis.
  • Courts may also have wide latitude in how much spousal support they award to a divorcing spouse. Support or alimony could also range from “quite a lot” to “nothing at all.”
  • Spousal support may also last only for a short amount of time or for years, and it’s generally left up to the courts to decide.

Purpose of Spousal Support

Spousal support is for specific purposes. For one, this type of support is supposed to limit unfair economic effects felt by a divorcing spouse who either earns no wages or earns less than the other spouse. At base, spousal support or alimony provides a continuing source of income to a spouse who can prove they’ll be at an economic disadvantage due to the divorce.

Justification for Support

If you’re thinking of divorcing your spouse and you intend to ask or petition the court for spousal support, you’ll have to justify why you need it. Reasons for spousal support can include:

  • You may have chosen to forego a career to support your spouse.
  • Now that you’re divorcing, you’ll need time to develop job skills or gain an education so that you can support yourself after your divorce. Needing time to “stand on your own two feet” is a frequent justification for spousal support.


  • Spousal support may be necessary to continue the standard of living you enjoyed during your marriage, usually because:
  • Divorce brings about changes in income, income tax, and other economic matters that will negatively affect your standard of living.
  • As the lower-wage-earning spouse, you’ll need spousal support to help you cope with all the negative economic effects divorce brings.

Spousal Support Amounts

There are no monetary minimums or maximums to spousal support. After all, every divorce is unique, and each court shapes support levels as they see fit. Also, any spousal support you receive generally depends on a variety of other factors, including:

  • The age of the divorcing spouses.
  • The physical and financial condition of the spouses as well as their emotional state.
  • The length of the marriage and how long the spouse seeking support would need to gain enough education and training to support themselves fully.
  • The divorcing couple’s standard of living while they were married. A higher standard of living could mean more spousal support.
  • Whether the support-paying spouse would be able to support themselves as well as the recipient spouse.

Not All-Inclusive

The above factors are not all-inclusive, and courts have broad discretion when deciding about any alimony or spousal support. Here are other important matters related to spousal support:

  • Spousal support is separate from child support in a divorce. Child support is for the minor children in the care of the custodial parent. No specific requirements for its use are dictated by the courts when a divorcing spouse receives alimony or spousal support.
  • Child support orders are frequently automatically enforced through wage garnishment and even the threat of jail when divorced spouses don’t comply with them. Typically, state or municipal agencies acting through the court’s authority enforce child support orders, and they can be quite vigorous when doing so.
  • Invariably, some paying spouses end up not complying with their spousal support orders.
  • Unlike child support, if your ex-spouse stops paying your spousal support, you usually must go back to court to get that order enforced, often through a contempt proceeding.

You Need an Attorney

Nearly 40 percent of US marriages will end in divorce. Also, the unfortunate fact is that divorces can often get messy, especially where the division of property, child support, and spousal support is concerned. It’s also rarely a good idea to handle your divorce personally, either, especially if your spouse has retained an attorney. Given how difficult it can be to “unwind” a marriage, you should always seek an experienced divorce attorney’s advice before you begin the process.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

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.

~ Francis Anim

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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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