Just like child support, there is a statutory formula for the calculation of spousal support payment and just like child support, with good cause, the parties can agree to deviate from that formula.
In addition to the statutory formula, the payment of spousal support can depend upon many factors such as the parties’ current income, their potential earning capacity, tax impact, assets available to the parties, the length of the marriage, whether or not one party gave up his or her “career” to be a “homemaker,” and many other relevant factors. Your mediator will need to work with you and your spouse in order to determine whether maintenance is appropriate and necessary.
Our mediators will be happy to help you determine the best option for your family during this difficult time. Contact us now at (631) 419-6111 or contact us online for a free consultation.