Divorce Advice: Information to Consider

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What to Do If Court-Ordered Alimony Is Not Being Paid

Dec 17, 2018 12:34:30 PM // Spousal Maintenance

In New York State, alimony is known as spousal maintenance. This is defined by the NYS Unified Court System as “support paid by one party to the marriage for the support of the other party to the marriage pursuant to a final Judgment of Divorce,” sometimes also referred to as “post-divorce maintenance” or “spousal support.” In the event that a spouse fails to pay this court-ordered alimony in the state of New York, he or she may be subject to penalty, which can include the indefinite suspension of driving privileges or the receipt of a civil contempt sanction, or even incarceration.

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The Different Types of Spousal Support in a New York Divorce

Jul 13, 2018 11:40:24 AM // Spousal Maintenance

If you’re going through a divorce, there is a long list of to-dos you must go over with your lawyer and eventually address with your former spouse. One is discussing spousal support.

First, the term is actually “spousal maintenance” in New York State. Furthermore, there are two types of spousal maintenance you could pay or receive.

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How Long Does Alimony Last in New York?

May 4, 2018 10:00:21 AM // Spousal Maintenance

Oftentimes in divorce cases, one former spouse is ordered to pay the other alimony. Its duration and amount varies, however, since there isn’t a one-size-fits-all arrangement.

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A Closer Look at Spousal Maintenance in New York

Apr 20, 2018 10:05:05 AM // Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance is just one important aspect of a divorce that must be addressed. This refers to the sum of money that one former spouse may be ordered by the court to pay the other on a monthly basis following a divorce.

Although not granted in every case, it's a common issue that frequently arises.

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What is Alimony and Can You Get it in New York?

Nov 8, 2017 10:10:03 AM // Spousal Maintenance

Oftentimes during a divorce, one party makes a claim for alimony.  

Alimony, the monetary support of a spouse after separation or divorce, is ordered by the courts in certain situations after a review of many factors. Alimony is called “spousal maintenance” in New York.

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