Category: Property

The Equitable Distribution Factors

In New York State, marital property is subject to equitable distribution in a divorce action.  The “equitable” distribution of marital property is determined by the set of fourteen factors that are listed in the Domestic Relations Law.  These factors examine

You Can Buy A House While Getting Divorced

I had a divorce client ask a very good question this week.  She happened upon a house for sale that fits her needs perfectly.  But we are nine months away from her scheduled divorce trial and she wanted to know

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Preparing a Financial Disclosure Statement

When you prepare a financial disclosure statement for court you need to be very careful.  On a Financial Disclosure Affidavit for Family Court or a Statement of Net Worth for a divorce action accuracy is very important.  You can hurt

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Equitable Distribution in Childless Marriages

In New York State the equitable distribution of marital property frequently is somewhere in the fifty-fifty range.  Courts may vary by a few percentage points, but reviewing the voluminous case law of equitable distribution shows a strong predisposition for roughly

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial agreements are not just for the rich and famous. Today more people are marrying for the first time at an older age. There are more second and third marriages because of high divorce rates and longer life expectancies. For

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