Duration of Spousal MaintenanceAre you wondering how long you will be required to pay spousal maintenance? Buffalo Divorce Attorney Donna L. Haslinger outlines what you need to know about the duration of spousal maintenance in the following educational video. If you have questions about your divorce or family law matter, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.
- Although there is no set answer to the duration of spousal maintenance, the primary consideration is usually the length of your marriage.
- In early 2016, New York State enacted a new law that sets forth specific maintenance guidelines based upon the duration of the marriage, and the longer the marriage, the longer the term of maintenance.
- In setting a term of maintenance, the court may consider other factors as well, including medical issues, available assets, job history, and ability to earn income.