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Can I Get Spousal Maintenance?

SHORT ANSWER: YES, if you qualify. Every divorce started in the State of New York, now requires a notice as follows: NOTICE OF GUIDELINE MAINTENANCE If your divorce was commenced on or after January 25, 2016, this Notice is required to be given to you by the Supreme Court of the county where your divorce was […]

Can I Lock My Spouse Out of the House?

SHORT ANSWER: NO Neither party can lock the other out of the marital home even if the marital home is the separate property of one of the spouses. A spouse can seek exclusive occupancy in a divorce action based upon the other spouse creating an environment in the home that renders it physically or emotionally […]

Can I Stay on my Spouse’s Health Insurance Once a Divorce is Commenced?

SHORT ANSWER: YES All Summonses for a Divorce commenced in the State of New York must contain the following provision: NOTICE RE: HEALTH CARE COVERAGE YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT ONCE A JUDGMENT OF DIVORCE IS SIGNED IN THIS ACTION, A PARTY HERETO MAY OR MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO BE COVERED UNDER […]