Category Archives: Spousal Maintenance

How Is Spousal Maintenance Calculated in New York?

  One of the most common questions I received since New York enacted maintenance guidelines is, “How is spousal maintenance calculated in New York?” Before January 25, 2016, maintenance was determined using a litany of factors, including the age of the parties, the length of their marriage, the parties’ income, their earning abilities and their…
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Seven Ways a Spouse Can Conceal Assets in a New York Divorce

Sadly, divorce often involves lies and deception. Although the parties in a New York divorce action are obligated to make full and complete disclosures of their assets and liabilities, it is not uncommon for one spouse to attempt to hide marital property. By hiding assets, one of the parties may attempt to keep those assets…
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4 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce Case

There may be, as Paul Simon sang, 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are just as many ways to hurt your divorce case. Divorce is rarely easy. The last thing you want to do is make it more difficult. But all too often, individuals going through a divorce make choices or engage in…
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Getting a New York Prenup Thrown Out Can Be a Tall Order

The richest man in the state of Illinois, billionaire hedge-fund manager Ken Griffin, recently settled his high-profile and highly contentious divorce case. The settlement with wife Anne Dias Griffin was announced the day after a trial was supposed to begin on the validity and enforceability of their prenuptial agreement. Anne was trying to avoid the…
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New York Maintenance Law To Soon Take Effect: No Reason To Panic

In a recent article, the NY Post needlessly scared spouses contemplating divorce, but who had not yet commenced their cases. The gist of the article was that if they wait until the new maintenance guidelines become effective next month, they will receive less spousal support in their divorce than if they file now. In 2010, New…
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Tabloid Divorce Illustrates New York Maintenance Law

Celebrity divorces are great teaching tools. High-profile divorces present the same issues as non-celebrity divorces, just with bigger numbers and a lot more tabloid coverage. The Huffington Post is reporting that the husband of actress Kaley Cuoco is seeking spousal maintenance and an award of counsel fees as part of the divorce. This should not…
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Spousal Maintenance Guidelines Enacted in New York Divorces

New York has just enacted a new law to determine how the spousal maintenance is awarded in New York divorces. The law establishes guidelines to fix the length and amount of spousal maintenance both during the divorce action and following the entry of the judgment of divorce. Until now, post- divorce maintenance was awarded based…
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