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New 2016 Alimony/Maintenance Laws: Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Divorces

Originally, Alimony Laws were to eradicate financial inequities suffered by divorcing women. Since then, alimony has turned into maintenance and maintenance has various factors which determine as spouse’s eligibility; the amount of maintenance and the duration. On June 24th, 2015 the United States Senate passed a bill which was a “sweeping revision” to the Domestic… Read More »

New Year’s Resolution: Get a Divorce

In the last few years, there is a 60% increase in divorces in January in the month of December. January 4th is usually listed as “divorce day” when in truth, February 16th seem to be the true “D-day” or divorce day in any given year. This year should be different because of the new maintenance… Read More »

Special Considerations for Later-in-Life Divorces

Between 1990 and 2010, the divorce rate for Americans over the age of 50 doubled. For many couples ending their marriages later in life, special considerations may factor into a settlement. If you are entering into a divorce as a senior, consider the following: Alimony issues: Unlike younger divorcees who may only be required to… Read More »

The Great Mommy War

Are your romantic problems now your math problems? For women who are married and are marrying men with an ex-wife, they will be affected by the alimony situation that came out of his first marriage. Belinda Luscombe’s article in TIME magazine highlights the struggle between first wives and second wives. 1 The TIME magazine article… Read More »

Should Fading Fertility be Covered by Spousal Support?

The field of family law is dynamic. Although divorce remains the dissolution of legal relationship between two partners, the definition of assets, the marital estate and the standard of equitable distribution among parties continues to evolve. A recent article in the New York Times describes a New Jersey divorce matter where counsel for a 38-year… Read More »

Enhanced Earning Capacity: Reap the Rewards of Your Spouse’s Education

Your commitment to your marriage included your investment in your family’s financial future. In order to increase the financial success of your family unit, you may have sacrificed your own education or career advancement. You now have the right to receive a return on your investment when your partnership dissolves in divorce. The anticipated enhanced… Read More »

Spousal Support in New York

When a couple splits up, one of the major areas of dissension that must be addressed is spousal support, which is also often referred to as maintenance or alimony. Marriages of a very short duration generally do not involve an award of spousal support. The requirement that one spouse pay the other spousal support, whether… Read More »

Top Five Reasons to Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

Many people see prenuptial agreements as a poor way to start a marriage because they seem to anticipate its failure. But with nearly 50,000 New York marriages ending in divorce in 2009, getting married without a prenuptial agreement—also called an antenuptial agreement or prenup—can be a risky proposition. A prenuptial agreement is essentially a contract… Read More »

Grounds for Divorce—No One’s Fault

On October 12, 2010, New York became the last state in the country to adopt a no-fault provision as grounds[H1] for ending a marriage. Domestic Relations Law §170(7) now allows for dissolution of marriage if one party swears under oath the marriage relationship has broken down irretrievably and if major issues such as support, child… Read More »

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