Do not listen to your husband’s threats. NY recognizes foreign marriages. If the house was purchased with funds earned during the marriage or the retirement account was acquired during the marriage, they are “Marital Property”, regardless of in whose name they are held.
In addition, he should have to provide you with some form of spousal support for a given amount of time.
If you are living in the NYC metro area, please call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange for a meeting to discuss mediating your divorce.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions