The Law On Property Division In Divorce
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.
At Ostertag O'Leary Barrett & Faulkner, we draw upon years of experience to advocate for our clients. 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, and Ms. Barrett and Ms. Faulkner are Fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
How We Can Help You
Over the years, our lawyers have gained a reputation for effective advocacy in even the most complex divorces. We have the resources to handle even the most complex division of assets, including division of:
- Pensions, retirement savings and 401(k)s
- Real estate
- Businesses and professional practices
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.
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When you are trying to separate your lives between two people during property division in your divorce, it is important to be sure you are getting your fair share of things. Contact our office in Poughkeepsie to schedule your initial consultation today. Call us at 845-330-0650 or email us here.