Spousal Maintenance Changes in 2019. No longer tax deductible to the Payor Spouse nor tax includible to the recipient. As part of our Spousal Maintenance calculation, we tax impact the Spousal Maintenance amount. This can either be done by the parties’ accountant or a forensic accountant.
The Duration of Spousal Maintenance follows an advisory schedule:
Length of Marriage Duration of Maintenance Up to and including 15 years 15% to 30% of length of marriage More than 15 years up to and including 20 years 30% to 40% of length of marriage More than 20 years 35% to 50% of length of marriage
The Courts do make changes to the advisory schedule where the resulting duration is unjust and inappropriate.