A Closer Look at New York’s New Maintenance Law – Part 2: Applying New York’s New Temporary Maintenance Law

This is the second in a series of articles about New York’s new maintenance law.  So far we have discussed that New York’s new temporary maintenance law has two variations, which depend on whether or the payor will be paying child support.  In this post we will apply the formulas that I have written to [Read More]

By |2015-12-02T07:46:02-05:00December 2nd, 2015|Agreements, Divorce, Support|

A Closer Look at New York’s New Maintenance Law – Part 1

New York State's New Maintenance Law changes the way courts must address temporary and post-divorce maintenance.  This may be the most important development in New York domestic relations law in many years.  This series of articles will examine the new law.  It will start with the provisions for temporary maintenance. The new provisions for temporary [Read More]

By |2015-11-17T16:49:06-05:00November 17th, 2015|Agreements, Divorce, Support|

More on New York’s New Maintenance Law

Significant revisions to New York's maintenance laws start taking effect this month.  These revisions affect how courts will calculate temporary and post-divorce maintenance.  They may have a major impact on New York divorces. New York’s new maintenance law is the product of the efforts of the Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee, which reports to [Read More]

By |2015-10-19T09:33:56-04:00October 19th, 2015|Divorce|

New York’s New Maintenance Law

Our illustrious Governor has signed the new maintenance law this past Friday.  The new Temporary Maintenance provisions included in this law will go into effect on October 25, 2015.  The balance of the law, including a new post-divorce maintenance formula, will go into effect on January 23, 2016.  This will make New York matrimonial practice [Read More]

By |2015-09-29T14:55:05-04:00September 29th, 2015|Agreements, Divorce, Support|

Temporary Maintenance Cannot Be Paid in Eggs, Produce and Vegetables

New York adopted temporary maintenance guidelines in 2010.  Since their introduction these guidelines have been the source of a significant amount of litigation.  The statute contains a formula for the calculation of the presumptive amount of temporary maintenance.  It also states that a court may deviate from the presumptive award under the temporary maintenance guidelines [Read More]

By |2014-06-24T09:44:16-04:00June 24th, 2014|Divorce, Property, Support|
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