One of the most stressful aspects of divorce is making sure you retain the property that is rightfully yours. New York is an equitable distribution state. Marital property is divided based on what the court believes to be This is, of course, decided in court and the division does not need to be equal to be considered fair. A New York divorce attorney will make sure that you get what rightfully belongs to you.
What Is Considered Marital Property?
When you first enter a marriage, both spouses bring what they currently own into the marriage. This is called separate property. This can also include what one spouse bought during their marriage and was not used by the other spouse during their marriage. Marital property is the property that you and your spouse bought during your marriage. This can include:
- Real Property – home, land, etc.
- Personal Property – Vehicles, furniture, artwork
- Money – cash, bank accounts
- Gifts to each other
It may be difficult to divide evenly and maybe a challenging task to do alone. A New York divorce attorney is educated with the law and will fight for you to get the property that is rightfully yours.
What is a Prenuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is a great way to keep your separate property safe just in case your marriage should fail. A prenuptial agreement can help you pass along your property to your children, protect your assets, protect yourself from your partner’s debts, and even divide your marital property to make your divorce process simpler. A New York divorce attorney is well educated in prenuptial agreements and will make sure yours is valid in the New York court of law.
What Can You Do Today?
Dividing property is one of the more confusing and difficult aspects of a divorce. With the help of a New York divorce attorney, however, the process is much easier. Whether it is writing up a prenuptial agreement, or if you are already going through the divorce process, Simonetti & Associates is here to help. For more information, call 877-385-2560, or go to our website for a free consultation today!