Category Archives: Spousal Maintenance

Getting a New York Prenup Thrown Out Can Be a Tall Order

The richest man in the state of Illinois, billionaire hedge-fund manager Ken Griffin, recently settled his high-profile and highly contentious divorce case. The settlement with wife Anne Dias Griffin was announced the day after a trial was supposed to begin on the validity and enforceability of their prenuptial agreement. Anne was trying to avoid the…
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New York Maintenance Law To Soon Take Effect: No Reason To Panic

In a recent article, the NY Post needlessly scared spouses contemplating divorce, but who had not yet commenced their cases. The gist of the article was that if they wait until the new maintenance guidelines become effective next month, they will receive less spousal support in their divorce than if they file now. In 2010, New…
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Tabloid Divorce Illustrates New York Maintenance Law

Celebrity divorces are great teaching tools. High-profile divorces present the same issues as non-celebrity divorces, just with bigger numbers and a lot more tabloid coverage. The Huffington Post is reporting that the husband of actress Kaley Cuoco is seeking spousal maintenance and an award of counsel fees as part of the divorce. This should not…
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Spousal Maintenance Guidelines Enacted in New York Divorces

New York has just enacted a new law to determine how the spousal maintenance is awarded in New York divorces. The law establishes guidelines to fix the length and amount of spousal maintenance both during the divorce action and following the entry of the judgment of divorce. Until now, post- divorce maintenance was awarded based…
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