Vlog: New York Alimony and Child Support Basics

Vlog: New York Alimony and Child Support Basics

Let’s revisit how to calculate alimony and child support, shall we?

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This Vlog is a short chat about the basics of Alimony (called “maintenance” in New York) and child support under the statutory framework. Keep in mind that these are quick explanations of complicated areas that have many exceptions. But I give you the basic run-down on what we are talking about when looking at maintenance and child support figures – a good starting point before any deviations or exceptions!

Questions? Feel free to join in the comments or send me an email.

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Kim and Kanye: These 5 Things May Cause Their Marriage To Fail (& How To Avoid It!)

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Divorce rumors are stirring for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West following several public appearances in New York City last week where the couple traveled in support of West’s Yeezy 3 Fashion Show and a performance on Saturday Night Live. Photos of the couple around town are being characterized as stressful to say the least – no one is smiling.

Adding fuel to the fire, West’s various tweets during the week and prior to performing on SNL included a bomb that he is “53 million dollars in personal debt”. West also tweeted about Kylie Jenner’s endorsement with Puma, and claimed that Bill Cosby is innocent. Sources told Radar Online that Kardashian was not pleased with West’s recent behavior. Kardashian, meanwhile, posted a video on social media on February 14 that hinted of marital problems.

But both should have a reason to smile: his newly released album, despite the…

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel Discussion

On December 2, 2020, Yours Truly will be speaking on a panel, hosted by NAM and the Queens County Bar, called “ADR in Divorce: Fast-Tracking Resolutions.”

Join us and get complimentary continuing legal education credit.

Register here. With the Court process slowed down due to Covid-19 and budget cuts, one fast and easy way to resolving divorces can be found in Alternative Dispute Resolution methods like mediation and arbitration. I will be speaking along with a retired Judge and several other New York practitioners about the basics of divorce mediation and how it may help practitioners resolve cases more quickly during these troubled times.

Interview: Business Insider

Divorce court is normally quiet during the holiday season, but this year it’s booming as the pandemic drives couples apart.

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  • Divorce lawyers told Insider the nature of the pandemic has led to feelings of desperation and contempt and pushed couples to ignore previous holiday niceties.

I spoke with Business Insider about the continued high rates in divorce when in most years there is a holiday lull; but 2020 is giving no breaks as the rate continues to soar:

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