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Hudson Valley Property Division Attorneys

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When a couple divorces, their marital property must be divided. Although some couples are able to come to an amicable agreement about property division, this is often not the case, and the court will have to decide how property will be divided. At Letterio, Shedden & Haug, LLP, our Hudson Valley property division lawyers take a strategic approach to complex cases and offer tailored legal representation from a team of family law attorneys with more than three decades of combined experience.

Call (845) 203-0997 to have your questions answered in a free consultation. Our office is located in Beacon.

Equitable Distribution in New York

New York uses the method of equitable distribution to divide marital property. Sometimes, this will result in equal distribution, but this is not always the case. The judge will strive to distribute marital property fairly, and a variety of factors will be considered in making this determination.

The court may consider factors such as:

  • The income and separate property of each spouse
  • The age and health of each spouse
  • Pensions, health insurance, and inheritance rights
  • The duration of the marriage
  • Whether alimony has been awarded
  • Future financial circumstances of each spouse
  • Liquid or non-liquid character of the property
  • Whether one spouse has wasted, transferred, or encumbered marital property

Only marital property will be divided, and each spouse will keep his or her own separate property. Marital property is all property acquired during the marriage, the income of each party during the marriage, and property purchased with marital assets. The retirement benefits of each spouse which were earned during the marriage and the appreciation of property is considered marital property in the divorce proceeding.

Separate Property

Separate property includes property acquired by each spouse prior to the marriage, property received as an inheritance, compensation for personal injuries, and property characterized as separate in a prenuptial agreement. There is often disagreement about whether certain property is marital or separate. Our Hudson Valley property division attorneys aggressively advocate on your behalf and fight for fair distribution of marital property.

Contact us at (845) 203-0997 to learn how the law applies to your situation. Our attorneys take clients throughout Putnam County,Ulster County, and Orange County, NY.

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    - Mike
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Why Trust Us?

  • Flexible To Work With Your Schedule
  • Compassionate & Empathetic Legal Team
  • Personalized Attention For Every Case
  • Aggressive Advocates For Every Client
  • Direct Access To Your Managing Attorney
  • Strategic Approach To Complex Cases