Equitable Distribution & Property Division
Property division is one of the most emotionally-charged issues during a divorce. Although there are times in which one or both parties may be indifferent to how property is divided, in general, both parties tend to have strong opinions about how their marital property and assets will be divided.
If you are filing for divorce, it's to your advantage to work with an attorney who has extensive resources, knowledge and skill in regards to New York equitable distribution laws. We have handled extremely complex divorce cases, including high net worth cases in which the property and assets involved were substantial. We work with trusted forensic accountants, experienced property assessors, and various other professionals to learn the true value of a client's assets and make sure no aspect of his or her case is overlooked.
How is Marital and Separate Property Divided in New York?
Marital property refers to any property, money or assets that were acquired during the course of the marriage, regardless of how title is held. Upon the dissolution of a marriage, marital property will be divided and allocated based on equitable distribution laws. As an equitable distribution state, New York courts are now required to distribute marital property "equitably," regardless of which party holds the title.
Separate property, which is not subject to equitable distribution, refers to the following:
During your initial consultation, an experienced attorney from our firm will review with you the critical facts in your case. We believe in starting with your end goals and strategizing backwards to ensure the most efficient and cost effective method of attaining your desired result.