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Category Archives: Spousal Support

New York’s “Nastiest” Divorce Demonstrates the Importance of a Prenuptial Agreement

Although their case was only filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, in September 2018; sparks are already flying between spouses in a high profile, high asset divorce. New York media is calling the proceedings between David and Libbie Mugrabi the “nastiest” divorce in recent memory. Resulting in accusations of adultery, domestic abuse, theft, and other misappropriation…
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Spousal Maintenance During and After Divorce

In New York there are two types of spousal maintenance or support: temporary maintenance (or “Pendente Lite”), and post-divorce maintenance Temporary Maintenance Temporary maintenance provides support to spouses with the immediate and reasonable means to maintain a standard of living the same as or similar to the lifestyle they had when married. Temporary maintenance provides…
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Can I Request Spousal Support During The Divorce Process?

Sandy is considering the possibility of divorce, but she currently doesn’t work. It’s a daunting decision when you are not the one bringing home the income to support the family. She is aware that she will most likely be the sole caregiver of the children, but how can she support them if she isn’t working?…
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Key Factors in Alimony Eligibility in New York

Alimony or maintenance is defined as the payment of money from one spouse to the other. The purpose of alimony/maintenance is to ultimately allow the person receiving it to become financially self-sufficient. You can receive alimony/maintenance at the same time that you are receiving child support. However, you should know that whatever amounts you receive…
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