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CSSA Child Support “Income Cap” Increased as of January 31, 2014

Child Support
As of January 31, 2014, the combined parental income used for purposes of calculating the presumptive amount of child support amount under New York’s Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) increased from $136,000 to $141,000. This increase was automatically triggered by a provision of New York’s Social Services Law, which requires an increase in the “income cap” when there is a change in the Consumer Price Index. The... Read more »

Prenuptial Agreements are Alive and Well in New York

NY Domestic Violence
Earlier this year, Elizabeth Cioffi-Petrakis won an appeal overturning a bizarre premarital agreement with her millionaire husband.  At the time, New York divorce lawyers described the decision as a landmark ruling.  The decision garnered widespread attention in the media.  Several of New York’s celebrity divorce attorneys suggested that the appellate court’s decision would have the effect of making it easier for dependent (non-monied) spo... Read more »