FINANCIAL ISSUES - MARITAL PROPERTY V. SEPARATE PROPERTY
My husband was married for 13 years in California and divorced for 5 years before we met. We have been married 6 years in New York. I would like a divorce now. His ex has not remarried. If I divorce him, which ex-wife has the right to his retirement funds, pension, etc. Also, would it make a difference if I stayed in the marriage longer? He is 59 years old, I am 42 his ex is 56.Answer:
You would have a claim to approximately half of the retirement funds, pension, etc which were contributed during the 6 years of your marriage, while the former spouse would have a claim to approximately half of the retirement funds, pension, etc that were earned during the time she was married to him. The comparative ages of the parties is not relevant.Back to content
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