Tag Archives: Alimony Maintenance “Domestic Partnership” “Civil Union” Cohabitation

How Can I Reduce My Maintenance Payments: Should I Pre-Pay Maintenance?

A client recently asked me an interesting question. The client wanted to know if he should pre-pay his spousal maintenance, giving his wife a large cash payment upfront, or should he pay the maintenance out over the course of the term. What is Maintenance? Maintenance, or as it is better known, alimony, is a payment…
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Domestic Partnerships and the Continuation of Maintenance

Postings in two divorce and family law blogs highlight a growing conflict between the states on how to deal with a parties continuing obligation to pay alimony or maintenance, as it called in New York, if the former spouse enters into a domestic partnership. To frame the issue, what happens if you are obligated to…
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