Family Law Is an Ever-Evolving Topic
Divorce and family laws change rapidly. What may be pertinent at the beginning of your case may differ significantly by the time it reaches the courtroom. A New York divorce and family law changes lawyer who stays current on adaptations to the law can be of great benefit to the outcome of your case.
At Angela Scarlato & Associates, P.C., P.C., our attorneys have over 30 years of experience representing family law clients through divorce and related matters. Staying current on divorce and family law changes is part of what leads to our track record of success. We know how each change will impact our client and work to use these changes to your benefit.
Will Recent Divorce and Family Law Changes Affect Your Case?
Recently, the state of New York amended certain laws pertaining to divorce, spousal support and modifications of spousal support. The first of these changes affects grounds for divorce. Now, if one party claims, under oath, that the marriage has been irretrievably broken for a period of six months or more, the court will accept this as grounds for divorce and allow a petition to be filed.
Others changes impact spousal support. Temporary spousal support, put in place while the divorce process is underway, will now be determined by a specific formula. A law concerning the presumption of counsel fees for a non-moneyed spouse has been added. In addition, there has been a change in the laws regarding the modification of orders of support.
As with most aspects of the law these changes are complex. To truly understand whether or not they apply to your specific circumstances, it is advisable to speak with a knowledgeable attorney who can give you the answers you need.