Question #88

There are no hard and fast answers to your questions. All will depend on the judgment of the judge unless you both decide to mediate your divorce in which case you both can agree on how to divide what you have together and what would be an acceptable amount for support and rent until your spouse can get on her own feet and support herself.

Because the marriage is of such a short term and there are no children (I assume), the amount of support and rent payments will be relatively low and for a limited duration.

If you are located in the NYC metro area, please call me at 212-370-1660
to discuss mediating your divorce.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq. Divorce Solutions

Question #183

You do not have any claim to property owned by your spouse before the actual, legal marriage. Even if he acquired the property during the marriage, he used funds he had before the marriage and kept the property in his name. It is separate property and not marital property, and you would have no claim to any portion of it.

You should be entitled to spousal support and should also get child support, however.

If you are living in the NYC metro area, please call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange for an appointment to discuss the matter in greater length.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions