Legal Question in Family Law in New York


My name is Mariya.

My husband is american citizen,hi lives in America. Last year I was deported, now I'm in Ukraine.

My husband wants a divorce. Half of our house on my name. Can I get my half after the divorce?

We lived together for six years.

Thank you!

Best regards.

Asked on 11/21/09, 1:26 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Michael Markowitz Michael A. Markowitz, PC

Even if you live out of the US, you would still be entitled to equitable distribution under the law. Therefore, you should be able to obtain half of the equitable value of the house.


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Answered on 11/26/09, 2:00 pm

Alexander Tsiring The Tsiring Law Firm, P.C.

In New York, a spouse is entitled to equitable distribution of all the assets purchased during the marriage.

That means that you might be entitled to half of the house if you bought it together. It should not matter where you live.

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Answered on 11/30/09, 8:49 am

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