New York Alimony / Spousal Support

New York alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

In any New York matrimonial action the court may order temporary maintenance or maintenance in such amount as justice requires, based on the standard of living of the parties established during the marriage, whether one party lacks sufficient property and income to provide for his or her reasonable needs and whether the other party has sufficient property or income to provide for the reasonable needs of the other, as well as the circumstances of the case and of the respective parties.

Spousal support or maintenance in New York can be awarded based on these factors:

Modification and Termination of New York Spousal Support

Either party can apply to the court to terminate or modify any prior order or judgment of spousal support upon showing of the recipient's inability to be self-supporting or a substantial change in circumstance.

New York statutes regarding alimony can be found here: New York statutes

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