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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 #269:
Hello’’ I live in Westchester County NY, my husband and I have been married for 6 years he is a dentist and the soul financial maker I am a house wife, he pays all the bills because I cannot afford to pay them suddenly he decides to walk out on me and said he’s not coming back and he won’t be paying any more of the bills..he owns everything is in his name, I am totally dependent upon him..so my ? do I have any rights is he still legally obligated to continue to pay the bills so that I can stay in the house….

Answer:

Any property acquired during the course of the marriage with funds earned during the marriage are “Marital Property” , regardless of how title to the property is held.
If he was supporting you for the past 6 years he will have to continue to do so and cover the house expenses in an amount and for a period of time to be determined by a judge if you chose to go to Court.

I strongly suggest you consider mediating your divorce. It will be less expensive, time consuming ,and less traumatic.
I can help.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions
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