IN A MARRIAGE OF LONG DURATION WHERE BOTH PARTIES HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS, MARITAL PROPERTY SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED AS EQUALLY AS POSSIBLE
DIVORCE LAWYER Nassau County NY
H. Michael Stern, Esq., a New York matrimonial and family law attorney and mediator with 35 years of experience suggests that where there is a long-term marriage and there are significant contributions made by each of the parties, the Courts should try to distribute marital property equally.
In a recent case decided by the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, the
Court affirmed the division of assets where the parties had been married abroad in the late 1980s.The parties had several children, one of whom was not emancipated. Apparently, the lower Court’s findings were sufficient for the Appellate Court to determine that the Wife had made significant contributions to the marriage. The Appellate Division reiterated the rule that in such circumstances marital property should be divided as equally as possible between the parties.
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Written by, H. Michael Stern, Divorce Lawyer Nassau County NY