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Do Grounds Matter In Brooklyn Divorce Courts?

In general, they do not. When it comes to dividing assets, spousal and child support, and custody issues, most grounds won’t impact the final agreements the court requires before granting the divorce.

New York uses a standard known as “Equitable Distribution” to divide marital assets and debts between the parties, and “equitable” is determined using a range of factors, like the income of the individuals and the household, the age of each spouse, the length of the marriage, health status, and more.

Whether a spouse, for instance, had an affair doesn’t really factor into the calculation.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you identify the most productive path forward for you divorce.

Call us at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyer for free.

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