assembly Bill A7645

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the duration and amount of maintenance and of spousal support

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 25, 2015 signed chap.269
Sep 15, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 24, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s5678
Jun 15, 2015 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 10, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.299
rules report cal.299
reported
Jun 08, 2015 reported referred to rules
May 28, 2015 reported referred to codes
May 20, 2015 referred to judiciary

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A7645 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5678
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§236 & 248, Dom Rel L; amd §412, Fam Ct Act

A7645 - Summary

Relates to the duration and amount of maintenance and of spousal support; establishes new formulas for the amount of maintenance and spousal support and factors the court can use to deviate from that amount.

A7645 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7645

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. WEINSTEIN, JAFFEE, SEAWRIGHT, SIMOTAS, TITUS,
  WRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  BRENNAN,  COOK,  GOTTFRIED,
  HEVESI  --  (at request of the Office of Court Administration) -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law and the family court act,  in
  relation  to  the  duration  and  amount of maintenance and of spousal
  support

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph  a of subdivision 1 of part B of section 236 of
the domestic relations law, as amended by chapter 371  of  the  laws  of
2010, is amended to read as follows:
  a.  The term "maintenance" shall mean payments provided for in a valid
agreement between the parties or awarded by the court in accordance with
the provisions of subdivisions five-a and six of this part, to  be  paid
at  fixed  intervals for a definite or indefinite period of time, but an
award of maintenance shall terminate upon the death of either  party  or
upon  the  [recipient's]  PAYEE'S  valid  or  invalid  marriage, or upon
modification pursuant to  paragraph  [(b)]  B  of  subdivision  nine  of
[section  two  hundred  thirty-six  of] this part or section two hundred
forty-eight of this chapter.
  S 2. Subparagraph 7 of paragraph d of  subdivision  5  of  part  B  of
section  236 of the domestic relations law, as amended by chapter 281 of
the laws of 1980 and as renumbered by chapter 229 of the laws  of  2009,
is amended to read as follows:
  (7)  any  equitable  claim  to,  interest  in,  or  direct or indirect
contribution made to the acquisition of such  marital  property  by  the
party  not  having  title,  including  joint efforts or expenditures and
contributions and services as a spouse, parent, wage earner and homemak-
er, and to the career or career potential of the other party. THE  COURT
SHALL NOT CONSIDER AS MARITAL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO DISTRIBUTION THE VALUE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10788-02-5

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