Archive for May 2015

Retirement doesn’t terminate spousal support

A payor of spousal support, Robert Cossette has recently found out that it’s not so easy to side- step spousal support obligations by taking early retirement. When he took early retirement from the government at the age of 55, and began receiving his pension, he hoped his reduction in income would constitute a “material change…

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Tips & Tricks- emergency motions

Clients will tell me that the police have advised them to bring an emergency motion for certain types of relief- including exclusive possession of the matrimonial home, or for custody. The fact is that family court is not set up to hear urgent, or emergency, motions except in very limited circumstances. Where someone is threatening…

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