When couples get divorced and one spouse is financially dependent on the other, they will most likely seek alimony. Alimony plays a significant role in allowing a person to maintain their standard of living and even become financially independent in the future. That said, there is a certain stigma surrounding alimony, and many people wonder whether a man is allowed to collect alimony. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City spousal maintenance attorneys to learn more about how alimony works in New York and whether a man can receive it. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Can a man collect alimony in NYC?
In short, the answer is yes, a man can collect alimony. That said, before granting a person alimony, courts will consider various factors. Just some of those factors are as follows:
- Your income
- The duration of your marriage
- The standard of living established in the marriage
- Tax consequences
- Your age and health
- Whether there is a child custody/support agreement in place
- Any other factor the court deems relevant
When can someone stop paying alimony in NY?
If you are currently making regular alimony payments to your spouse, you are most likely wondering whether alimony ever ends. Whether you can stop paying alimony depends on a vast array of circumstances, however, if you can prove that you or your ex have undergone an unforeseen and significant change of circumstances, you may request a modification to or termination of your alimony agreement. For example, if your ex recently got a higher-paying job, received a large inheritance, or even hit the lottery, you may have grounds to state that your ex is no longer financially dependent and, therefore, no longer requires regular alimony payments. In other cases, when a person receiving alimony remarries, it also often qualifies for termination of the alimony agreement.
If you have any additional questions about how alimony works in New York, or your looking to terminate your current alimony agreement, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced Manhattan divorce attorneys to learn more about how we can assist you. We’ve fought on behalf of countless individuals and their families over the years, and we’re ready to fight for you, too.
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