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WHAT HAS CHANGED IN MATRIMONIAL LAW IN NEW YORK
July 4, 2018

WHAT HAS CHANGED IN NEW YORK MATRIMONIAL DIVORCE AND SUPPORT LAW SINCE 2017

As of March 1, 2018, the revisions in the child support law reflect a mandatory increase in the combined parental income cap used to compute child support under CSSA Guidelines to $148,000, as required by Social Services Law 111(i)(b). Of course, the Court may deviate upwards by lifting the capped income of the parties if the CSSA guideline amount fails to cover the needs of the subject child/children.  Furthermore, these revisions also include changes to the Self Support Reserve and the Poverty Income Level.

Other changes are an increase in the annual income cap that can be captured for purposes of calculating the amount of spousal maintenace. It used to be $178,000.00 but has now been increased to income up to $184,000.00 as per the 2015 Maintenance Guidelines Law.

To comport with the changes in the law, and by the Administrative Order of May 21, 2018, the Uncontested Divorce Packets were modified, so adopting these above stated changes. These revisions were made to comply with the changes in the law set forth in 22NYCRR 202.50(b)(2) and 22NYCRR 202.50(b)(4) and effect the forms you are required to file in order to get a divorce judgment. 


You can find these revised instructions and forms on the court’s website at the below link:

http://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/pdfs/Divorce-Packet-Instructions.pdf