Divorce in New York – Part II

father's rights lawyersEquitable Distribution Of Marital Property

Some states in the United States have Community Property Laws. Community Property Laws state all assets of the marriage are divided equally. New York has an Equitable Distribution Law concerning the division of marital property. The statute sets out a number of factors courts consider with regard to the division of marital assets. Among these factors are:

1. The income of the parties.

2. The duration of the marriage.

3. Health and age of the parties.

4. Who will have custody of the minor children?

5. Who will receive occupancy of the marital residence?

6. Is the marital property a liquid assets or an asset that is non-liquid?

7. The future ability of the parties to be self-supporting?

8. The tax consequences of the distribution of the assets.

9. Other factors the court may feel are relevant to the equitable distribution of property.


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About Elliot S. Schlissel

Elliot S. Schlissel, Esq. has spent more that 45 years representing individuals in matrimonial and family law cases.