Pitfalls to Avoid in Marriage to Make Divorce Easier

A couple gets married and as is often the case, one person is better with numbers and finances, so the other spouse acquiesces the financial decision making to their more fiscal savvy partner. Men and women both fall into this scenario, however; women are more likely to give up their careers to raise children and […]

Can a Court take into account marital fault when determining the distribution of property?

The general rule in New York is that marital fault should not be considered in determining equitable distribution. Although extremely rare, it is possible for a New York court to determine that fault may constitute a factor, which would diminish a court’s award of maintenance or property distribution to the “guilty” spouse under the catchall […]