What Factors Does the Court Consider in Awarding Alimony?

“The factors the court considers in awarding Alimony differs from state to state. For example, in Alabama, the state may consider whether a party cheated in determining alimony. But in Alaska the court may not be so inclined to consider that. It really depends. But most states’ statutes are pretty similar in terms of alimony […]

How to get life long alimony (now called maintenance)

You know how Debbie Metanopoulos’ husband accused her of “living beyond their means” during the marriage? That is not the way to convince a court to award you life long alimony or manimony. (See our manimony posts here: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/index.php?s=manimony. And forgive me in advance for any gender bias I displayed.) In Gann v. Gann, the […]

NEW YORK: Dr. Susan Hirschfeld sues her husband for $500K in maintenance/spousal support… What is the purpose of maintenance?

Dr. Susan Hirschfeld, wife of multi-millionaire real estate mogul Elie Hirschfeld, Esq., has brought action in Manhattan Supreme Court for maintenance and spousal support from her estranged husband. Mrs. Hirschfeld claims that her husband (who is worth in excess of half a billion dollars which he inherited from his father) owes her approximately half a million […]