Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

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Making It Tougher To Deviate From Presumptive Formulas on Temporary Support Awards

Posted in Temporary (Pendente Lite) Relief
Going farther than simply holding that the lower court temporary support award was inadequate, the Appellate Division, Second Department, in its September, 2015, decision in Kaufman v. Kaufman, discussed the detailed decision necessary to deviate from presumptive temporary maintenance and child support formulas. Doing so, the court reversed the May 15, 2013 order of Supreme Court Justice… Continue Reading

Lifetime Maintenance (Alimony) Awarded To Wife Capable of Working

Posted in Maintenance
In its June 4, 2015 decision in Orioli v. Orioli, the Appellate Division, Third Department, affirmed an award of lifetime maintenance (alimony). The parties were married in 1989 and had two children. In 2009, the wife commenced this action for divorce. Chenango County Supreme Court Justice Kevin M. Dowd awarded the wife nondurational maintenance of $78,000… Continue Reading

Wife Receiving Temporary Support Directed to Pay Marital Residence Carrying Charges

Posted in Temporary (Pendente Lite) Relief
Requiring the wife to pay the carrying charges of the marital residence pendente lite was proper in light of the awards to the wife of temporary maintenance and child support. So held the the Appellate Division, Second Department, in its June 12, 2013 decision in Fini v. Fini, affirming the order of Orange County Supreme Court… Continue Reading