Alimony in New York may be awarded to either spouse.  If you wish to be eligible for alimony, you must request it in your complaint or when you submit your answer to a divorce petition.  The Law Office of Julio E. Portilla, P.C., has extensive experience advising clients about legally mandated payments that are outgrowths of family law such as:

  • Alimony/spousal support
  • Maintenance
  • The amount of spousal support is dependent upon several factors, including:
  • The length of the marriage
  • The disparity in the parties’ income
  • The income earning capacity of both parties
  • The Lifestyle of the marriage
  • Several other factors which will be considered by the Court in making a determination