If you are paying alimony to your ex, it may frustrate you to find out he or she is now sharing a home with a new romantic partner. Typically, spousal support ends if the receiving party remarries. However, the obligation to pay spousal support generally continues even if your ex-spouse is living … [Read more...] about Do You Have to Pay Spousal Support If Your Ex-Spouse Is Living with Someone Else?
Couples often come to marriage with some of their own assets and income. Once married, they may decide to combine their money into a joint account in which case it becomes “marital property.” They can also choose to keep some or all of it separate so that it stays “separate property.” The … [Read more...] about Can Buying Assets with a Trust Protect It from Equitable Distribution in Divorce?
Effective immediately, New York joins 40 other states in expanding the child support obligation of parents of developmentally disabled adults. Prior to this change, child support payments ended at 21. Now, a parent can receive support until the child is 26 if the requirements of the law are … [Read more...] about New York Extends Child Support for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
In some marriages, couples drift apart over time. There aren’t big fights, infidelity or abuse. While there may not be a clear-cut reason for divorce, staying together may not feel right either. When you’re not sure whether divorce is right for you, what should you do? How do you know whether you … [Read more...] about Can You Save Your Marriage?
Separation is an option for couples who may not be ready to divorce but want to live apart and set up separate households. New York law permits legal separation either pursuant to a judgment of separation or a separation agreement. When drafting a separation agreement, the parties need to engage in … [Read more...] about 4 Strategies to Help You Efficiently Negotiate a Separation Agreement
If you got divorced before you and/or your spouse retired, you may be surprised to discover that generally, retirement does not change the amount of spousal support with a few exceptions. This may mean that if you are the payor you have to work more years or find other ways to meet your … [Read more...] about Does Retirement Change the Amount of Spousal Support You Must Pay?