Category : Maintenance/Alimony

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The New Normal – Chapter One

Normally, Greg didn’t mind Mondays, but today was different. His mood didn’t improve when he finally got inside the building and up to the metal detectors. He’d been waiting outside this damned building for 15 minutes in the rain, and…

0 Comments / 183 View / January 23, 2016

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Post-Divorce Maintenance – For divorces filed on or after January 25, 2016.

There is a new law for for post-divorce maintenance which will apply to all New York divorces filed on or after January 25, 2016. Instead of the 20 factors used for pre-2016 divorces, the New York legislature has given us…

0 Comments / 3152 View / January 16, 2016

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New Temporary Maintenance Law

New Temporary Maintenance (Spousal Support) Law Starting for all divorces filed on or after October 26, 2015, there is a new law for temporary maintenance (spousal support) in New York. Please note we DO NOT use the term “Alimony” in…

0 Comments / 600 View / October 4, 2015

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Adultery Myths And New York Divorce Law

Before October 2010, when No Fault divorces became available, in order to get a divorce in New York, you had to prove marital fault. New York recognizes adultery as one ground to obtain a divorce. However, adultery, as a basis…

0 Comments / 7442 View / May 31, 2008

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Tax implications for Military Retired Pay

Before I start, let me state that I am not an accountant or tax attorney. Do not make any decisions regarding taxes based upon this posting. Discuss any tax plans with your accountant. In a recent decision by the U.S….

0 Comments / 128 View / February 14, 2008

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New York Divorce Law Pre-Nuptial Basics, Part II

This post will bring together a number of concepts visited in other posts, particularly the ones on maintenance and equitable distribution. New York divorce law and the law of property distribution can be a little hairy and not all the…

0 Comments / 32 View / January 27, 2008

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New York Equitable Distribution, The Former Spouses Protection Act and the National Guard

I just settled a strange little divorce in front Judge Kent, in Suffolk County. On it’s face, it was nothing too strange. A forty year marriage, where the only property was a pension and a house. As I explained in…

0 Comments / 125 View / January 10, 2008

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OLD LAW:Professional Licenses

This post applies only to divorces filed before January 25, 2016. For all divorces filed on or before January 25, 2016, the law has changed. Licenses and degrees will no longer be considered part of the marital estate. This law…

0 Comments / 87 View / November 4, 2007

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Basic Maintenance/Alimony Law in New York Divorce Law

One of the big questions I get asked about is alimony. Generally, the question is either “Do I have to pay alimony?” Or “Can I get alimony?” The problem is that there is so much misinformation out there. From television…

0 Comments / 1026 View / October 15, 2007