New York Alimony Laws and Spousal Support

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New York Alimony

New York alimony or spousal support may be awarded to either spouse upon the following factors: 
  • the income and property of the spouses, including any marital property divided as a result of the dissolution of marriage; 

  • any transfer of property made in anticipation of divorce;

  • the duration of the marriage;

  • the wasteful dissipation of marital property;

  • the contribution of each spouse to the marriage and the career of the other spouse, including services rendered in homemaking, child care, education, and career building of the other spouse; 

  • the tax consequences to each spouse; 

  • any custodial and child support responsibilities; 

  • the ability of the spouse seeking support to become self-supporting and the time and training necessary;

  • any reduced lifetime earning capacity as the result of having foregone or delayed education, training, employment, or career opportunities during the marriage; 

  • whether the spouse from whom maintenance is sought has sufficient property and income to provide maintenance for the other spouse; and

  • any other factor the court deems just and equitable.

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