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Spousal Maintenance Attorneys in Suffolk County

Helping Islip & Brookhaven Residents Not Settle for an Unfair Payment

Spousal maintenance paymentWhen going through a separation or divorce, making decisions about all the various issues that arise can seem overwhelming — and spousal maintenance can be the most challenging. Regardless of whether you are seeking or defending against spousal maintenance, your financial future depends on the decision that is made. At the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco, our Suffolk County spousal maintenance lawyers have handled hundreds of cases related to divorce and family law. We understand the importance of fair spousal maintenance payments and are committed to fighting for the best outcome of your case.

Contact the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco at (631) 801-0007 for more information specific to your needs and circumstances.

Spousal Maintenance Basics

New York family law requires that spouses financially support one another during a marriage. Depending on the couple’s situation, this requirement may carry on after divorce. When seeking to change a marital status by a divorce or legal separation, either spouse has the right to file a petition for spousal maintenance. The court will make the final decision for or against spousal maintenance.

The court will consider a number of factors, including:

  • The age of each spouse
  • The length of the marriage
  • The earning capacity of each spouse
  • The health of each spouse
  • The contribution of one spouse to another to help enhance earning capacity
  • The education or training expenses needed by one spouse
  • The location of the children's residency

If a judge rules in favor of granting spousal maintenance, there are three types of spousal maintenance that he can order.

The three type of spousal maintenance are:

  • Temporary maintenance
  • Durational maintenance
  • Permanent maintenance

Temporary maintenance ends once the divorce is finalized, at which point a judge can make a final decision concerning spousal maintenance. If the judge chooses to grant post-divorce support, he may order durational maintenance, which is support that is granted for a fixed period of time to enable the dependent spouse to fulfill necessary needs such as finishing an education program. Alternatively, the judge could decide to grant permanent support, which would only come to an end once the dependent spouse remarries or passes away.

Our Suffolk County spousal maintenance lawyers have years of experience successfully representing clients who are seeking spousal maintenance or defending against it. Call the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco today at (631) 801-0007.

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    “When you told me not to worry you would fight for me I REALLY felt that in your words.”

    Dina D.

  • Mr. Montefusco has the right amount of pitbull in him and uses it when the opportunity requires.

    “Mr. Montefusco and his assistant were and continue to be excellent.”

    David

  • His passion for his work is unparalleled.

    “He fought for me every step of the way.”

    Genie

  • Robert is definitely the one you want representing you through a difficult time that is going to affect the rest of your life

    “Robert was my attorney representing me through my divorce and I couldn’t have asked for any better. The attorney you choose greatly affects the outcome of your divorce and mine would have been horrible if it wasn’t for him. I strongly and highly recommend him. He guided me through with his expert negotiating, leadership, advice and representation. He was realistic of what the outcome was going to be and he was right. His office staff is wonderful and you always get timely responses. Robert is definitely the one you want representing you through a difficult time that is going to affect the rest of your life”

    Alice

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    “I’ve already recommended him twice to people I know.”

    Judy B.

  • Robert is not a stranger to arguing a motion. An added benefit that helped with my selection of Robert was his prior background as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney.

    “Although I am not an attorney, I deal with a lot of contact, intellectual capital and real-estate attorneys regularly and I’m a pretty good judge of character. Robert’s representation of me was outstanding!”

    Robert D.

  • What was most impressive, was his caring, both for the child and us, the grandparents.

    “The court awarded us custody and the child never entered the foster care system.”

    John

  • Robert did everything in his power to ensure the best come for me, my kids and my future. Thanks

    “Robert did a great job on finalizing my divorce with a very difficult X Wife.”

    Rob

  • Robert and his firm were professional effective and did not take any “BS” from the opposite side.

    “I hired Robert Montefusco not one time but two times to represent me for custody of my child Each time I was represented with a favorable outcome. Robert and his firm were professional effective and did not take any “BS” from the opposite side. In a biased court system where the fathers are immediately the underdog , Robert was able to get me a better outcome than most fathers get. For that I highly recommend the Montefusco Law firm.”

    Rob

  • Robert, I want you to know you are a blessing! AND THANK YOU!!!

    “You are so knowledgeable and took so much time with me… for that I am so thankful!!!!”

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