Category Archives: Spousal Maintenance

Marital Lifestyle: Is It Still the Most Important Factor in Setting Maintenance?

The 2015 Session Laws of New York Chapter 2691 imposed wholesale changes to post-divorce maintenance (“2015 Amendment”). Domestic Relations Law (DRL) § 236 was amended to provide a guidelines calculation for awards of post-judgment maintenance.2 Those guidelines are now well known and operate to streamline post judgment maintenance awards where the payor spouse earns income…

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