When you and your spouse divorce, there are a number of decisions you need to make that will have a long-term impact on your quality of life. One of the decisions the New York courts generally make on behalf of those involved is whether one spouse must provide the other with monetary support, also known as alimony or spousal support. At Jacqueline Chin Quee, Esq., our family law attorneys have extensive knowledge of the laws governing support and know that alimony is one of the most frequently contested issues in divorce. We are prepared to help you whether you seek payments or will have to provide them. We work diligently to reach fair financial agreements for clients in the Brooklyn area and across New York.
When determining whether or not alimony should be granted, how much should be awarded and for how long, judges appraise various factors: the length of the couple’s marriage, their standard of living during the marriage, the relative income of each individual, and the needs of each spouse. Retaining a tenacious alimony attorney can help you convince the court that you need support, increasing the chance that alimony will be awarded. Alternatively, we can also work to convince the judge that your ex does not need spousal support or needs less than he or she asked for.
Our lawyers advise clients on the types of alimony that are relevant to their divorce, which may include:
Our attorneys at Jacqueline Chin Quee, Esq. will work with you to determine what kind of alimony is the best for your situation.
Our clients are often concerned about whether they will be required to pay alimony if their circumstances change. Others come to us if they are not receiving the alimony payments specified by the agreement. At Jacqueline Chin Quee, Esq., we petition the court for revisions to alimony arrangements and assist clients with enforcement actions when the other party fails to pay on time or at all. No matter how complicated your situation, we will fight for a positive outcome.
If you are going through a divorce, hiring a skilled alimony attorney can help you to leave your marriage with financial security. Call Jacqueline Chin Quee, Esq. in Brooklyn at 718-282-0292 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a qualified attorney.