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Mediation – Part Two

Agreements settling matrimonial disputes through mediation have suffered scrutiny for being non-compliant with New York State Domestic Relations Law. The first part of this article, which was published in the July Newsletter, provided a general overview of the mediation process, detailing the how it is initiated and who is involved: the mediators, counsel, and the …

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Spousal Maintenance

What is spousal maintenance? Spousal maintenance may be awarded when a couple divorces.  Spousal maintenance is a periodic payment from one former spouse to another intended to assist the less-monied spouse in becoming self-supporting or in maintaining the lifestyle he or she enjoyed during the marriage.  Spousal maintenance may be awarded by a court or …

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