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Amount Of Permanent Spousal Maintenance To Be Doubled Unless Husband Provides Religious Divorce Within Sixty Days. Constitutionally Permissable Intrusion On Religious Freedom Or Sui Generis S-O-B Rule ?

New York divorce lawyers should take heed of Mizrahi-Srour v. Srour, decided by the Appellate Division, Second Department on April 13, 2016.  It was an appeal after trial.  The wife granted sole custody of the parties' children, spousal maintenance of $100 per week for five years, which would be increased to $200 per week if the husband  did not provide a religious divorce ("Get")  to the wife within 60 days, child support of $401.21 per week, which would be reduced to $370 per week if the spousal maintenance increased to $200 per week,  support arrears of $47,324, distributed 70% of the marital assets to the wife and awarded a $ 70,000 counsel fee to the wife's attorneys.

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