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Steven Jon Levine, Esq.

attorney at law

New Rules – Temporary and Post-Divorce Maintenance

In 2015, the New York Legislature enacted new guidelines to calculate temporary and post-divorce maintenance. If you are a candidate for maintenance (spousal support), these new rules may strongly impact your financial future. Temporary and post-divorce maintenance...

Recovering Pre-Marital Contributions in a Divorce

When there is a change in marital status by reason of divorce or annulment, marital property is distributed “equitably,” in accordance with New York law (Domestic Relations Law §236 B.). However, property, which is classified as “separate” property of the other...

Do’s For Divorcing Spouces

My first draft of this article consisted of a list of do-nots for divorcing spouses: Do not minimize the value of professional counseling. Do not give in to spite when considering the best interests of your child. Do not put your faith in pie-in-the-sky promises by an...

Children of Divorce or Separation

When parents intend to separate or divorce, it is essential to assure their child that their love for the child is unconditional. It may be helpful to seek the advice of a qualified professional before having a discussion with the child about new living relationships....

Consider a marriage counselor, before considering divorce

In my divorce practice, I customarily ask a client whether marriage or other counseling has been sought before consulting with me. It is, of course, preferable that every effort be made to save a marriage before beginning the divorce process. Marriage counseling...