Can spousal maintenance (alimony) be renegotiated?
That’s an excellent question.
One woman's story – is this you?
My husband initiated a separation in 2015.
You fell in love. You got married. You started a business together, or one of you invited the other to join them in their existing business venture. Time passed. Your business thrived. Your marriage did not. Now what?
Courts have turned a blind eye to the gravamen of the rule articulated by DRL §237 as amended, which is that counsel fees should be awarded to the lesser-monied spouse at an early stage of the litigation.
If you are asking whether your prenuptial agreement (prenup) can be invalidated, chances are you and your spouse have signed one. And now, one of you may be disputing its terms. Can your prenup be invalidated, or is it considered an inviolable contract "written in stone?"
Divorce is tough. It's tough on you, and it is tough on your children. You already are ending your legal connection to your former spouse. Add children into the mix, along with the challenge of negotiating appropriate custody scenarios, and the stress levels rise exponentially.