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Alimony in New York

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Alimony in New York

Alimony is a court-ordered payment made from one former spouse to the other after divorce.

It’s paid in one of the three different forms: lump-sum alimony, interim or temporary alimony, and permanent alimony.


Court use a statutory formula for calculating the temporary alimony in New York, and it includes;

  1. Subtracting 20% of the supported spouse’s income from 30% of the paying spouse.
  2. The total income of both will multiply by 40%, and then the supported spouse’s income is subtracted.
  3. Now from both values, the lower amount chooses as temporary alimony.

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