The divorce process can be one of the most difficult things that you have ever gone through or ever will. When there are children involved, the animosity between divorcing spouses can be even more palpable. Tensions can increase even more during the divorce process if a business is involved and/or if there are significant personal assets at stake..

At Weinstein, Kaplan & Cohen, P.C., we understand how difficult this time can be. Some of the contentious areas of divorce can include child support and spousal support. We help our clients find resolutions that not only protect their rights and the rights of their children, but their long-term interests as well.

The main factor in child support considerations is the income of the parents.Child support will be determined on how to maintain the child’s current lifestyle. Income taxes and W2s are usually how income is verified. If you are self-employed or have a business, though, we can work with accountants to help determine a parent’s true income.

Spousal support is the money that one spouse pays to the other to maintain the receiving spouse’s standard of living. Durational alimony is favored over permanent alimony. However, there are many factors to be considered. These include how long the couple was married, the health and age of the spouses and what job skills each spouse possesses.

Our objective at Weinstein, Kaplan & Cohen, P.C., is to help you and your children keep the same lifestyle that you became accustomed to during your marriage. To learn more about child support and spousal support, please review our webpages on the topics.