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Spousal maintenance calculations in New York divorces are now governed by a new law that makes several changes. This includes a shift in terminology from alimony to maintenance. The temporary maintenance rules, which apply to divorces filed on or after October 16, 2015, continue to follow a fairly straightforward formula based on the income of each spouse. New permanent maintenance rules are in effect for all divorces filed on or after January 25, 2016.
The permanent maintenance decisions now set formulas as to how much money a payor spouse must provide up to the first $178,000 of their annual income. Other changes involve:
At the firm of Goldberg Sager & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our lawyers assist divorcing spouses with property division and other family law issues. To schedule a consultation with an experienced Brooklyn matrimonial attorney, call 718-514-9516 or contact us online.