Q: haven’t filed yet but I think my husband might soon. I don’t work and haven’t in a while. I’m dependent on my husband for money but her had cut me off and depleted our joint checking account.
A: Whether you’d qualify for maintenance is dependent on a variety of factors, such as length of marriage & income disparity. He’d also need to make enough to support his own basic expenses + yours. You can get some idea of the amount by using this calculator: https://www.nycourts.gov/LegacyPDFS/divorce/Calculator.pdf. Bear in mind if you’re not disabled, then you’d generally need to document efforts to find work. You’re best advised to call a NYC Divorce Attorney to schedule a consult for a full assessment.