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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...

Selecting Your Lawyer

Selecting a competent and ethnical lawyer to represent you in a separation or divorce, requires the exercise of good judgment at the very time judgment may be clouded by emotional distress. In some instances, it may be desirable to bring a trusted family member or...

Child Support

There are legislative guidelines for child support based on the premise that both parents share responsibility to support their children. The court may apply a numerical formula to determine the level of child support to be paid by the parent who does not have...