Maintaining Equality after Marriage

If the new statute for pendente lite maintenance is any indication to where the legislatures are headed when they create a new statute for permanent maintenance, then there is very little hope for the stay at home spouse to be left on equal footing with the providing spouse once the marriage disintegrates.

The recently changed statute, DRL §236(B-5)(c) includes a formula, which when applied results in the amount of temporary maintenance. DRL §236(B)(5-a)(c)(1) describes how those provisions are applied:… <Read More>