NY Divorce Spousal Maintenance
Should Spousal Maintenance Be Paid in a NY Divorce?
Maintenance is generally awarded to a spouse for the purpose of encouraging economic independence from the other spouse.
What are the Tax implications of Maintenance?
Maintenance is taxable income to the spouse receiving it, and tax deductable to the spouse that pays.
Is an Award of Maintenance Common?
Maintenance is common when there is a significant disparity between the income of the parties. It is less common when each party is capable of self-support, or neither party makes enough money to reasonably make the payment.
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