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LEONARD M.WEINER, ESQ, Ph.D.
DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
206 East 38th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
(212) 370-1660

FINANCIAL ISSUES - MARITAL PROPERTY V. SEPARATE PROPERTY

Question #36:
In New York State , if the wife has not been a wife in the legal or moral sense, can this be considered like the reverse of palimony? and does she have any claims for alimony or my pension?
Answer:
I fail to understand exactly what you mean by failing to be a wife "in the legal or moral sense" and what " reverse palimony" is. From a legal perspective, in New York if you were legally married , your wife retains all of the benefits due her under the Domestic Relations Laws of New York which include spousal support, if she is unable to presently support herself as she has been accustomed to during the course of the marriage and is entitled to approximately 1/2 of all of the marital assets ( assets acquired during the course of the marriage) including any pension you may be entitled to.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions

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