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Equitable Distribution

Consequences of Deceitfulness During Divorce Settlements

New York is an equitable distribution state, meaning that the marital property will be divided between spouses in a way that is equitable, or fair. The court will decide what is fair based on a set of factors that show what each of you contributed to the marriage and what each spouse will need to…

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New York Passes No Fault Divorce Bill

On Sunday, August 15, 2010, Governor Paterson signed a bill making New York the last state to allow no fault divorce.  This means that instead of accusing your spouse of committing adultery, constructive abandonment, or cruel and inhumane treatment, or, entering into a separation agreement for one year, one spouse must swear under oath that…

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Will You Marry Me…and Sign By the X?

The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article about the increasingly popular prenuptial agreement.  A prenuptial agreement is a written contract entered into before marriage, or during marriage in the case of a postnuptial agreement, that discusses what will happen to the couple’s assets should the marriage end in divorce or death. It is not…

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My Fault? Your Fault? No Fault! Part 2

On June 17, 2010 I posted a blog regarding New York’s potential switch to no fault divorce.  Recently, Newsday published an updated article on the topic suggesting that New York is moving closer to passing the bill.  Click here to read the article. If you are interested in obtaining a divorce, Long Island divorce attorney…

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