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LEONARD M.WEINER, ESQ, Ph.D.
DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
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New York, N.Y. 10016
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FINANCIAL ISSUES - MARITAL PROPERTY V. SEPARATE PROPERTY

Question #143:


Is New York State a community-property state? Thank you.


Answer:



Answer:

No, New York is not a "community property" state. However, New York has what is called "Equitable Distribution" which is similar to community property but provides the judge hearing the case with somewhat more discretion to allow one party to receive more or less than the other party , depending on the circumstances.
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