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Spousal Maintenance Attorneys in Suffolk County

Helping Islip & Brookhaven Residents Not Settle for an Unfair Payment

When 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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  • With Robert’s talent and experience, we never had to go to court.

    “I would definitely recommend Robert Montefusco. Thanks for all that you did for me.”

    Bob

  • You don't need a guppy, you need a Barracuda!

    “I was recommended to The Montefusco law firm by a friend who is a lawyer. He told me "You don't need a guppy, you need a Barracuda"! From the first free consultation (many years ago) to the present day, the entire staff was courteous, punctual, professional, and tolerant. I say that because I can be a tough customer to deal with, and I was never treated that way. I was always given the respect, time, and the opportunity to be heard. Hope and Monica were great on the phones, and taking down my concerns, and relaying them to Robert, Meaghan, or Maureen. I had a particularly rough time with my EX, and I was fighting for the rights of my son, and him now living with me. Robert had my back through the whole process. I am 100% satisfied with the outcome, and the entire team should take a bow! Robert always knew just what to say, and how to calm me down in moments of disbelief in the ongoing battles, and I feel I can include him in my 'inner circle' of friends. Meaghan did a great job of re-writing all of my oppositions, and even took my calls when she was at her home. And last but not least is Maureen. Maureen is a paragon. She could answer every question I had, and always gave me the respect I deserved. She and I got to know each other pretty well on the phones, and through emails. Often times I called to talk to Robert, and Maureen picked up, and helped me through my concerns. Thank you Robert, Meaghan, Maureen, Hope, and Monica! You made a really bumpy road seem navigable, and throughout the process, there was always a shining light at the end of the tunnel!”

  • He is open, honest and will not provide false promises.

    “They were exceptional in making sure conversations and milestones were communicated to me as well as very thorough in the handling of paperwork, agreement and the decree.”

    Jim

  • 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!!!!”

    Lynn M.

  • I am grateful for all the hard work and efforts he and his assistant, Ms Maureen Furlan, and others,who worked closely as one with me throughout my case.

    “I would highly recommend Mr. Montefusco to anyone who want excellent and qualified representation in their case.”

    Chris

  • It all came true and I was very happy and relieved when it was all over.

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

    Judy B.

  • His office personnel was unbelievable.

    “He explains everything in detail.”

    Edward

  • He's as good as they come, no one will fight harder for you!!

    “If you're going through a divorce do yourself a favor and see this guy!!! He's as good as they come, no one will fight harder for you!!”

    John

  • I had an exceptional experience during a very difficult time.

    “All details taken care of, no loose ends.”

    Guy

  • 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

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