I am a resident of NY, and after 19 years, the end of the marriage is at hand. To divorce, do you have to be legally separated, or can you just enter into a divorce if you meet the guidelines set by the state, i.e., no intimate relations for one year, living apart for one year, etc.? On the question of alimony, how is that determined if both spouses have always worked? Insofar as the house is concerned, neither of us can afford the house without the other, so then comes the division of property. How does that work? Children are 16 & 11, respectively, and I assume they will live with their mother. No battle on custody just visitation rights. How is that determined. Please advise. Thanks.
As you point out in your question, there are numerous and detailed issues to be resolved to separate and get a divorce. These are important and sometimes technical and complex issues, which require experienced, legal assistance. I strongly suggest that you call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss the issues at greater length.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions