This is one of the first questions we hear from a new client, particularly when it appears at first glance to be a contentious divorce.
We first explain that asset distribution in New York is detailed and contingent upon a number of factors…. and that NY is an “equitable distribution” state, meaning that marital property that was acquired during the marriage will be divided equally.
However, marital fault my be considered in determining who gets what.
If you reside in Brooklyn and are thinking about divorce, we invite you to call us at (718) 725-9601 for a free consultation.