When is alimony available to a spouse and When does alimony end?

Alimony is available to a spouse whether it be for divorce, annulment or separation. It is available during the pendency of the action (temporary pendente lite maintenance) or as a final award for a fixed period of time, or for life. Alimony or spousal support, or maintenance ends upon the following circumstances: a)death of either … Continue reading “When is alimony available to a spouse and When does alimony end?”

Divorce lawyer in New York answers frequently asked questions by clients

A New York divorce lawyer answers 10 frequently asked questions (1) HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? Anywhere from 6 weeks to 4 months (if uncontested) If it is contested, the jury is out. It could take more than a year. It would depend on the judge, the assets of the parties, whether there is a … Continue reading “Divorce lawyer in New York answers frequently asked questions by clients”

What amount of child support can I expect after a divorce in New York?

The amount of child support is fixed by statute as a percentage of gross income for the first $80,000 as follows: 17 % for one child 25 % for two children 29% for three children 31% for 4 children But the court can order a variance from the statute under certain circumstances. Refusing to pay … Continue reading “What amount of child support can I expect after a divorce in New York?”

Divorce Advice: What does equitable distribution mean in a divorce?

By Marion TD Lewis   Question: What Does Equitable Distribution Mean? My answer filed in divorce advice: The word equitable comes from the word equity which means fair and just. So equitable has to do with that which is fair and just. New York is what’s called an equitable distribution state – as contrasted to … Continue reading “Divorce Advice: What does equitable distribution mean in a divorce?”

What are the grounds for divorce in New York?

New York is one of a few states that does not grant a divorce on the grounds of “irreconciliable differences.” It’s such a sexy ground, every single movie about divorce probably uses that, but its not a ground in New York. Here, we do not have the quintessential “no fault” divorce like places such as … Continue reading “What are the grounds for divorce in New York?”

Can I get child support while a divorce is pending?

Yes. The Law mandates it. And don’t let the lawyer for the noncustodial spouse try to tell you that the court has to follow the CSSA guidelines in granting you an award of child support. That is not true. The Court can deviate from the guidelines when a divorce is pending. There are 10 factors … Continue reading “Can I get child support while a divorce is pending?”