As you prepare for your divorce proceedings in New York, the issue of alimony will almost certainly come up. You may mention the word "alimony" only to hear terms such as "spousal support" or "spousal maintenance" in response. That is because many view both terms to be synonymous with alimony. While they are indeed similar in many aspects, there are actually differences between spousal support and maintenance.
Spousal maintenance in New York is a complicated topic, and we at the law office of Roger G. Smith know that it may cause you a great deal of confusion. It is difficult to understand under the best circumstances, and further complicating matters, the terms and rules keep changing.