Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Does Spousal Support End If The Recipient Remarries?
Spousal support, also known as spousal maintenance or more commonly, alimony, is not always awarded during divorce in Long Island. Spousal support is intended to financially support a lower-earning spouse during and/or after a divorce. There are many factors considered when decisions about spousal support are made. Judges can also determine not only the… Read More »
What Is Equitable Distribution During Divorce?
Many people only hear the term ‘equitable distribution’ when they are getting a divorce, and they often wonder what it means. All states in the country are governed by either community property or equitable distribution laws, and they dictate how property is divided during a divorce. Most states, including New York, follow the equitable… Read More »
How Long Must You Pay Child Support?
All parents in New York are legally required to financially support their children. This remains true even when the two parents were never married, or after they get a divorce. When parents are not married, at least one can be ordered by the court to pay child support. After a divorce, one parent may… Read More »
New Study Shows Link Between Lavish Wedding And Divorce
The height of wedding season is just a few months away, meaning that many couples are in the middle of planning their special day. Many people feel pressure to spend tens of thousands of dollars on the most beautiful wedding attire, flowers, music, photography, and of course, the food. In 2023, the average cost… Read More »
Need A Post-Divorce Modification? Here Are Four Things To Know
After a divorce, the court will issue many orders depending on the circumstances at the time. These orders include spousal support, child support, child custody, and more. If there is one thing constant in life, though, it is change. No one can predict how things will change in the future, and the court orders… Read More »
Who Gets The Dog During Divorce?
Going into a divorce you may understand that you will have to resolve numerous issues, such as child custody and spousal support. However, an issue that is often overlooked is who will receive custody of the pets. People are passionate about their pets, and for good reason. They are viewed as not only pets,… Read More »
The Truth Behind Common Divorce Myths
You likely know at least one person who has gotten a divorce in the past. If you are considering ending your own marriage, or you have already started the process, these same individuals may offer well-intentioned advice. While leaning on friends, family members, and co-workers for emotional support is important, it is important that… Read More »
The Benefits Of A Prenuptial Agreement
Contrary to what many people believe, prenuptial agreements are not reserved for millionaires and celebrities. In fact, prenuptial agreements are appropriate for most people who are about to get married. Business owners, individuals with a high net worth, and people who have children from a previous marriage can all benefit from a prenuptial agreement…. Read More »
How Long Does Maintenance Last?
In New York, spouses are expected to support each other financially. When a couple separates but is still married and one party makes payments to the other, it is known as spousal support. During and after a divorce, though, one party may be ordered to pay maintenance, more commonly known as alimony. Payers often… Read More »
Why Is Divorce So Common In January?
January has been dubbed “divorce month” for many years now. Many psychologists, relationship coaches, and legal experts believe that couples decide to end their marriage at the beginning of the year for many reasons. Truthfully, August is typically the month of the year when the divorce rate is higher than other times of the… Read More »