How to Calculate Temporary Spousal Maintenance in New York

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Temporary spousal maintenance is money paid from the higher-earning spouse to the lesser-earning spouse.  It is typically applied during the pendency of the divorce but it can also be used as a guideline when a couple is married for relief in Family Court.  I have received a lot of  phone calls lately from folks whose spouse decides to cut them …

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Overview of Equitable Distribution in New York

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New York courts in a matrimonial action uses the term “equitable distribution” to describe how the assets will be divided between the two spouses.  The term “equitable distribution” refers the equitable (not necessarily equal) distribution of marital assets upon a divorce.   (When I tell my clients that the court divides things “equitably” not not necessarily “equally” I get a …

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