When a couple divorces in Brooklyn, judges take a keen interest in the ongoing welfare of the spouse who sacrificed their career to provide a safe, loving, and stable home for their children.
To that end, the loss of your earning power from those years is compensated in the form of spousal maintenance, which can include an immediate order for temporary maintenance to ensure you’re protected financially through the divorce process.
In addition, the accumulated assets of the marriage will be divided between the spouses.
This isn’t just physical property like homes and cars, but also investment accounts, retirement savings like 401(k)s, and debts from sources like credit cards and jointly held loans.
These marital assets will be distributed between the spouses, and that distribution can be negotiated by the parties, or ordered by the court after a divorce trial.
We encourage and facilitate negotiation for our clients, because judges often dispose of property through liquidation, resulting in below-market sales of goods, and loss of property that you may wish to retain.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we work closely to ensure that clients are well prepared for life after divorce, especially when they chose family over career and are now limited in their earning power.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.