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Tag Archives: spousal maintenance

How Imputed Income Factors into a Divorce

When a couple divorces, each spouse must make a full financial disclosure for the purposes of property division, alimony and child support. Often, a supporting spouse attempts to underreport income to reduce alimony and child support obligations. Here are a few ways a supporting spouse could go into a divorce with lower-than-actual reported income: Turn… Read More »

Can My Divorce Take Longer than My Temporary Support Order Lasts?

A dependent spouse in a divorce action is generally entitled to temporary spousal maintenance, also called pendente lite alimony. However, since New York State reformed its alimony laws, courts have been asked to give greater scrutiny to how much alimony is awarded and for how long. Traditionally, temporary spousal support has run until the court… Read More »

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 »

What Factors into Alimony Decisions in New York?

Alimony, also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance, is often paid by one spouse to another during or after a divorce. Many factors are considered when determining the alimony amount for New York couples that are deciding to end their marriage: What is alimony? Alimony refers to court-ordered payments that are put in place… Read More »

Same-Sex Marriage Wins the Day in New Jersey

On Monday, October 21, 2013, vows were heard up and down the Jersey coast as same-sex couples gained the right to legal marriage. Although same-sex marriage was legalized in New Jersey in 2012, Governor Chris Christie opposed the measure, only withdrawing his objections when the Supreme Court of New Jersey denied further delay of the… Read More »

Tips on Navigating Gray Divorce

Our law firm represents people going through divorce on their way to a new future. Some have been married four years or less, and some forty years or more. In the United States, while the average divorce rate is leveling off, the divorce rate for couples over 50 doubled between 1990 and 2009. Consider these… Read More »

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