“Spousal maintenance (sometimes called alimony) is money an ex-spouse may be required to pay the other spouse after they get divorced. When spousal maintenance is ordered by the court, it is usually for a limited time. You may be able to get maintenance if you really need it and your ex-spouse can afford to pay it.

If you are in the middle of a divorce or still living together, you may be able to get temporary spousal maintenance while the case is going on. A law was passed in 2010 that provides a formula for judges to apply and factors for judges to consider in calculating temporary spousal maintenance. Click on the new Temporary Maintenance Guidelines Worksheet   (see Temporary Maintenance -Worksheet )and Calculator tools for determining the guideline amounts in contested divorce cases (where you and your spouse do not agree).”

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING: Information herein and is not intended to be, legal advice. This sample legal document is provided as part of a free educational service by Zachary Irtaza Riyaz, Esq., attorney at law in the State of New York (Westhampton – Tel. 516-234-0348), for reference only. Statutes and codes such as Domestic Relations Law (DRL)are frequently amended and may affect the validity of the above legal document and no representation is made that the above sample is going to be enforceable in the future. Updated statutes and codes may be available at the New York State Legislature Website. No statute or sample legal document should be relied on without understanding controlling case law which may further interpret it. AN ATTORNEY SHOULD BE CONSULTED FOR LEGAL ADVICE.