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Five Divorce Myths, Debunked

If you’re thinking about getting divorced, chances are you’ve encountered some myths about the process. Here are five divorce myths, debunked: I’m in a New York common law marriage: Many people think common law marriage is established once you’ve lived with someone for a certain number of years, no matter where you are. This is… Read More »

When Is Distribution of Property Not Equal for a NY Divorce?

New York divorce courts follow the principles of equitable distribution when dividing marital property. That means the court tries to allocate assets and debt in a manner that is fair, but not necessarily equal. New York Domestic Relations Law §236B(5)(d) lists 14 factors the court must consider when deciding how to settle an estate, the… Read More »