In a divorce, issues of property division can cause significant conflict. At Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner, our goal is to protect our clients’ interests while restoring order to property division issues. Located in Poughkeepsie, our law firm combines the work of experienced attorneys who use in-depth knowledge of the law on property division to your advantage.
In New York State, marital property and debt are subject to equitable distribution. In general, “marital property” is property acquired during the marriage, with certain exceptions, such as an inheritance or a gift to one spouse.
When property is divided equitably, courts examine certain factors. Equitable does necessarily mean equal, although it often does Depending on the circumstances involved in their marriages and divorces, couples experience different results. That is why it is critical to work with a lawyer who can be a strong advocate for you and has a solid understanding of the ever changing law as applied to your unique circumstances.
At Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner, we draw upon years of experience to advocate for our clients. AV rated* under Martindale Hubbell’s peer rating system, our firm is well respected in the community. Over the years, our lawyers have gained a reputation for effective advocacy that makes sense for clients. We have the resources to handle even the most complex division of assets, including division of investments, real estate and family businesses.
To speak with a lawyer about the property division issues that affect you and your family, contact our law office by calling 845-486-4300. You may also complete our online form.
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