Spousal Maintenance

Tax Reform’s Effect on Spousal Support

Posted on January 4, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017, includes a change that will have a big effect on divorcing parties in the coming year. Beginning on January 1, 2019, spousal support, also known as maintenance or alimony, will no longer be deductible for tax purposes.… continue reading

Prenuptial Agreements – Waiver of Counsel Fees and Spousal Support

Posted on January 26, 2015

On December 16, 2014, the Appellate Division, First Department, held in Anonymous v. Anonymous, 350033/12, NYLJ 1202712899921 at *1 (App. Div., 1st, decided December 16, 2014) a counsel fee waiver provision in a prenuptial agreement might be set aside to allow an award of attorneys fees in a divorce where plaintiff was contesting the maintenance… continue reading

How is Spousal Maintenance Determined in New York?

Posted on November 8, 2013

Spousal maintenance involves one spouse making payments of money to the other spouse following a divorce. This is different than spousal support that can occur during a marriage. If a couple is divorcing, the court can determine if spousal maintenance will be awarded. This type of award generally last for a certain number of years,… continue reading