Durational alimony is a kind of maintenance that is mainly given to a party for a specific period of time. This form of alimony is mainly to provide assistance to those who are in need of additional economic support in addition to the maintenance that is already being produced. Either [party can file a durational alimony and is generally approved by a court of law if adequate evidence is presented, and if the court sees it fit. Durational alimony is only given after a court hearing, or some form of proceeding is conducted. Different states in America have various laws for durational alimony, with some having different provisions as compared to others.
Durational alimony is different from regular alimony in many ways. For starters, it is given only for a limited period of time. This period is again, usually set by the court of law, similar to the amount that has to be paid. The period of durational alimony can be anywhere, from one month to a period of a year. The duration is sometimes uncertain, and can generally be extended if the need arises. The durational alimony usually lasts until the party that it needs to be paid to has been able to reach economic stability once again. However, durational alimony can be done instead of normal maintenance altogether, or with, in addition to the amount already being paid. Alimony was never designed to be permanent, however, in a lot of cases goes on for an extremely extended period of time.
Durational Alimony is the kind of alimony that is mostly given to parties in the state of New York. The giver of the alimony is usually the person in the relationship who has the higher income, and never the other way around. This alimony is meant to resituate the other party, and to help them get back on their feet, either to attain a better job, better skills or sometimes, to merely maintain themselves. Alimony has always been a form of rehabilitation, and a way to help the person who the party used to be married to. The state of New York rarely ever grants nondurational alimony, where the period during which the party has to pay the amount is not fixed. This is only the case when the party receiving the alimony is in dire need, has a form of disability of disease, or is in no way going to be able to maintain themselves or fund their basic needs. In cases where the two parties have been married for an extended period, the courts grant durational alimony. However, in shorter marriages where the party on the receiving end is going to be able to support themselves in the future and is physically and mentally fit, then durational alimony is granted. This period rarely ever exceeds the time frame of the entire marriage.
While it is a court proceeding, the process of divorce and granting alimony can be one that is hurdled with emotions. People in the midst of these situations often don’t reason well and end up with unfavorable alimony agreements, which may not work well for their interests. Alimony lawyers are specially trained to deal with this kind of cases and know exactly what needs to be done to ensure that their clients are satisfied with the agreement that they get. Alimony lawyers can look at the situation from a purely legal perspective and can provide solutions that clients don’t usually see because of lack of legal experience.
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