Saratoga Family Law Attorney Discusses Receiving Spousal Maintenance
I’m an international student and have been married to an American citizen for three months and would like to have a divorce because of illegal activities. I don’t have an income and he was the one who paid for my school. Can I get spousal maintenance?
In the context of an Action for Divorce in New York, you can apply for spousal maintenance. Whether or not you are likely to receive an award of maintenance, how much that award will be, or for how long will depend on a variety of factors, which include but are not limited to your income, your spouse’s income, and your respective ages, health, and earning capacity.
I suggest that you consult with an experienced Saratoga Family Law Attorney to assess what your claim for maintenance may be, as well as to review the requirements to seek a divorce under New York law, and ensure that you meet the residency requirements since you state that you are an international student.
Do you want to try to attain spousal maintenance after divorce? Contact experienced Saratoga Family Law Attorney Jennifer Morton to guide you.