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New York Joins Pennsylvania in Implementing Formula to Set Temporary Alimony Payments

By Sheryl Rentz on July 12, 2011

According to The New York Times, New York State recently became one of the few states in the country to adopt a formula for setting certain alimony awards in an effort to make them more predictable and fair. The only other states that use a mathematical formula are Pennsylvania and Colorado. The formula only applies to temporary alimony when the combined income of both parties divorcing is not greater than $75,000 per year. However, in certain circumstances, the court may decide that the formula is not applicable.

In Pennsylvania, temporary alimony is referred to as alimony pendent lite, and is the amount paid by one spouse to the other following a divorce. These payments can help a spouse who earns very little or nothing support themselves and any dependent children. Read the rest »

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