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Spousal Maintenance in New York

Spousal maintenance, sometimes called Alimony in other jurisidctions, is a court-ordered payment that one spouse makes to the other after a divorce. The purpose of maintenance payments is to help the receiving spouse maintain their standard of living during the transition to being single. Factors Affecting Maintenance Awards A number of factors can affect the… Read More »

Determining Maintenance in New York

There are several types of maintenance arrangements you can make in a New York divorce. The Court will likely award either temporary or permanent maintenance, depending on the circumstances of your case. Here’s a quick overview of each of these types of arrangements. Temporary maintenance: This type of maintenance is paid out to a spouse… Read More »

Imprisoned Rapist Loses Bid to Receive Alimony from His Ex-Wife

A strange alimony case in Brooklyn has come to an end, with a judge refusing to grant spousal support to a prisoner who had repeatedly abused his former wife. The man, identified only as “Terrance T.,” was arrested multiple times for attacking his wife, although she testified that she has been physically and sexually assaulted… Read More »

NJ Woman Sued for Penning Insults on Alimony Checks

A New Jersey woman who wrote disparaging remarks on the memo line of the alimony checks she sent to her ex-husband is being sued for intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Daily Record reports that Diane Wagner, 57, wrote the terms “loser,” “bum,” and “adult child support,” as well as an acronym for a hostile… Read More »