Property and Debt Division

New York is referred to as an “equitable distribution” state, which means that any property or debt incurred during the marriage is divided, distributed and shared equitably—meaning “fairly,” not necessarily or always “equally”—between the parties upon a divorce.

There are various exceptions to this general rule, as well as various areas of interpretation of what is fair or equitable under a particular set of circumstances.  There are also various legal methods or techniques for dividing different assets or obligations in a way that secures and protects the rights of each spouse.

Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to advise you on:

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