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Divorce Law – Spousal Support in New York

  • In New York State spousal support is not automatic.
  • It is only given in cases where one party really needs it and the other party can afford to pay it.
  • A party would have to show that they are no longer able to maintain the lifestyle they were accustomed to during the marriage and that the other spouse could afford to provide that lifestyle to them and their children.
  • Spousal support is not permanent.

This short informational legal video was provided by Nicholas Mattia, an experienced Jackson Heights, Queens County divorce and family law attorney.