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If My Husband Subjected Me To Cruel And Inhuman Treatment Throughout Our Marriage, Does That Mean He’s Not Entitled To Things Like Maintenance, Marital Residence, Retirement Benefits?

New York is an Equitable Distribution state, which means that marital assets (and debts) will be divided fairly by the courts if the parties can’t reach a negotiated settlement on their own.

The courts have long held to that standard, and, to your question of cruel and inhuman treatment, the courts deviate from equitable distribution only in cases of extreme misconduct.

If you’re ready to leave a cruel or abusive marriage, the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino will do everything in our power to protect your rights and financial assets as you move forward.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation.