Overhaul of Spousal Maintenance Takes Effect This Month | New York Law Journal

Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal

October 1, 2015

ALBANY – Significant revisions will take effect in October in calculating pre- and post-judgment maintenance payments when spouses divorce in New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill (A7645/S5678) that represents the culmination of a spousal maintenance review that started in 2010, when New York became the last state in the country to adopt a no-fault grounds for divorce. At that time, legislative sponsors of no-fault divorce said they had cobbled together a last-minute compromise on maintenance and would circle back to make improvements in the coming years.

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The portions of the new law pertaining to temporary maintenance will take effect Oct. 26; changes to permanent maintenance calculations will take effect on Jan. 25.

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202738613407/Overhaul-of-Spousal-Maintenance-Takes-Effect-This-Month#ixzz3nfE8v5Di

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