When a husband and wife want a divorce in New York, there are a number of complex issues that must be addressed. The first issue that must be addressed is the appropriate grounds for divorce, as New York requires a showing of fault to obtain a divorce.
A second issue that must be addressed is property division. In the state of New York, the court must divide property in a manner that is equitable and just. That typically means that the assets will be split equally between the parties; however, that is not always the case. It is important to know your rights as they relate to property division so that you can make an educated decision in your case.
What Is Equitable Distribution?
Although case law and state statues help guide judges in determining what is equitable and just, the truth is that New York courts have considerable latitude when dividing marital property in a divorce.
How you describe your property, its value and your economic needs can have a tremendous role in a judge’s final decision regarding property division. This is precisely why it is so important to retain an experienced divorce lawyer if you are getting a divorce.
An experienced divorce attorney will carefully review the facts of your case, create a comprehensive case management strategy on your behalf and help explain the facts of your case in a manner that promotes a positive result on your behalf — whether your case is resolved by agreement or at trial.
How Can An Attorney Help Me?
If you are getting a divorce in Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Steuben or Genesee County, we encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Kristine M. Demo-Vazquez, P.C. Our firm has helped many clients protect their rights in divorce and post-divorce proceedings. Our firm is ready to handle all property division issues that may arise in your divorce, including:
- Division of investments and retirement accounts
- Division of personal property
- Valuation of your real estate
- Valuation of a family-owned business
- Allocation of marital debts
If retained to handle your case, we will work diligently on your behalf to seek the best possible result for you. In addition to our focus on results, our law firm places a premium value on personal service. We work closely with clients in each case to provide candid advice, respond to calls promptly, educate clients about the law and keep clients informed about their case throughout the process.
To speak with a lawyer about divorce, property division, child support, spousal support and other important matters, contact the Law Offices of Kristine M. Demo-Vazquez, P.C., in Rochester, New York.