If a spouse does not pay child support or lawyer, he or she can be imprisoned.

On December 11, 2017, it was reported that a husband who tried to stiff his lawyer out of $45.000 in legal fees was sent to jail for 30 days by Nassau Supreme Court Justice George Peck. WARNING: This applies to anyone who fails to pay child support, alimony or legal fees.

Major hiring practice change for spouses

As of October 31, 2017, New York City employers of any size are prohibited from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history, including on applications or in interviews, or relying on salary history to determine compensation. Any such inquiry is an unlawful discriminatory practice under the NYC Human Right Law, even if made after the applicant […]

Major Potential Alimony Change Buried In The Current Tax Law

Currently, alimony is tax deductible for the spouse who pays and taxable to the spouse who receives. But if you get divorced after December 31, 2017, this new proposed tax plan would flip completely and alimony would no longer be deductible for the spouse paying but the spouse receiving it would be able to keep it […]

Recent Cases of Interest

From The New York Law Journal (NYLJ) In Sharabani V. Sharabani, (54890/2010), Kings Supreme Court Justice Rachel Adams gave wife the full proceeds of an asset where husband refused to consent to wife remarrying religiously. (NYLJ 9/25/17) In Matter of S.G. v. B.B., (f-00399-09/14d), Kings Family Court Judge Javier Vargas held that a husband’s failure to pay child support and failure […]