Dividing Assets in a Suffolk County Divorce

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Dividing Assets in a Suffolk County Divorce

When a couple in Suffolk County, or anywhere in New York State, gets divorced, they will have to endure the process of determining how assets and debts will be divided. New York State, along with many others, use the process of equitable distribution to divide assets and liabilities in divorce. If the couple cannot agree on how assets and debts will be divided on their own, a judge may have to make this decision on their behalf. The court will take a number of different factors into consideration when ruling on the division of marital property and debt. Some of these factors include the following:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The age and health of each spouse
  • How each spouse contributed to marital property and debt during the marriage
  • The current income and future potential earnings of each spouse
  • The child custody arrangement, if applicable

It is important to note that when dividing assets and debts, only marital property will be divided. Any property that was owned before the marriage or was agreed to remain separate during the marriage will not be included. This can include inheritances, injury settlements, and more.

If you have questions regarding the equitable distribution process in New York, contact our firm today.

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I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

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I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

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