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Whether you will be paying or receiving the alimony, our law firm can help to ensure your rights and interests are protected.

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Protecting Your Rights During & After Divorce – (516) 252-0223

Following a divorce, determining who will receive alimony and the amount that will be granted can be a complicated process. At Anthony J. LoPresti, Attorney at Law, we guide people from all walks of life through the alimony process and provide the trusted legal assistance needed to ensure everything goes as seamlessly as possible. When it comes to establishing the terms of an alimony arrangement, is not uncommon for disputes to arise. Highly skilled in both negotiation and litigation, we are prepared to represent you if your case must be handled in the courtroom. Whether you and your ex-spouse are able to come to an amicable resolution or your situation must be handled in front of a judge, you can be confident that your case will be in highly qualified hands when you turn to our firm for legal guidance. Call today to learn more!

How Is Alimony Calculated?

Calculating alimony is not a cut and dry process. There are a number of factors that are considered when determining the amount of alimony that will be granted, and which party will be receiving the payments.

  • Duration of Marriage
  • Number & Age of Children
  • Standard of Living
  • Occupation & Education
  • Health
  • Health Costs

What You Need to Know

  • Questions

  • What is alimony?


    Alimony, also known as spousal support, is the payment that is made from one former spouse to the other following a divorce, used to even out the difference in earning capacities between both parties. Alimony payments are granted so that both former spouses can continue to maintain the standard of living they grew accustomed to throughout the course of marriage.

  • How long will alimony be paid?


    Alimony is often only deemed necessary for as long as it takes for the recipient spouse to become self-supporting. However, if the divorce decree did not specify a termination date, the alimony payments must continue until the court orders otherwise. Oftentimes, alimony payments will end if the recipient party remarries.

  • Can the amount of alimony change after divorce?


    Yes, the amount of alimony that is granted can be decreased or increased after divorce, but you must be able to prove to the court that there has been a change in the circumstances.

  • Is the husband always the party expected to pay alimony?


    While most alimony awards in the past were given by former husbands to former wives, times have changed. Most marriages now consist of not just one, but two wage earners. Women are seen as less dependent, and are beginning to earn the same—if not a higher—level of income. As a result, we are beginning to see more and more orders of alimony being granted from former wife to former husband.

  • Anthony J. LoPresi

    Founding Attorney

    Anthony J. LoPresti, ESQ., is a family law attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in divorce and related areas of matrimonial law. He is a dedicated professional who understands that successful representation requires more than a thorough knowledge of the law; it requires a fine tuned sensitivity to the financial and emotional needs of each clients. Together with his team, Mr. LoPresti works to obtain outstanding results for each client.

    Founded in Nassau County in 1990, the firm focuses exclusively in family law, and Mr. LoPresti is commonly regarded as one of New York’s leading divorce lawyers. The firm and its dedicated legal team handle a variety of complex divorce, custody and family law matters. Through many years of negotiation and trial experience, Attorney LoPresti has gained the trust and admiration of families he has helped.

Why You Should Turn to Our Firm

  • Dedicated Exclusively to Family Law

  • Nearly 3 Decades of Experience

  • Member of the Nassau County Bar Association

  • Member of the New York State Bar Association

  • Member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Association

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