Primarily servicing the greater New York City metropolitan area



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 #49:
Is New York State a community property state?
Answer:
New York State is not a "Community Property State". It does have something similar, though, called "Equitable Distribution", in which the courts generally provide for an equal distribution of Marital Property, with a greater discretion left to the courts to decide what is equitable in each particular case.
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