Beginning the divorce process can turn a person’s life upside-down. The finances that previously served everyone’s needs now need to support two separate households. Once the divorce is final, issues like child support and spousal maintenance will be resolved, but a divorce, depending on the level of conflict and the issues involved, can take a substantial amount of time to resolve. How are those issues dealt with in the interim? What if you need that financial support now?

We can ask the court to order temporary relief on various issues such as child support and spousal maintenance. The court can make preliminary determinations that can ensure that you and your children have financial support while the issues of the divorce are being resolved. Recent changes to the law have established a formula for calculating the presumptively correct amount of temporary spousal maintenance. Nevertheless, there is great discretion placed in the trial court’s hands to deviate from the statutory amounts.

As with all family law, it is very important that you work with an attorney who remains abreast of all developments in the law.


Creating Solutions To Help You Through Your Divorce

At Colwell Law Group, LLC, our firm is committed to making the divorce process work for our clients. If that means securing temporary financial support or effectively opposing a request for temporary relief, we can ensure that your best interests are well represented. Our tailored approach to family law means that we will develop a strategy that reflects the approach you want us to take. The divorce process can be extremely difficult, we are here to help ensure you make it through.

To learn more about how we have been able to help others, please review some of our testimonials.

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We are there for our clients; working to make things better for them at every stage of the divorce process. To schedule a consultation with one of our Albany lawyers, call 518-462-4242, or contact us online.

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