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I Earned The Money. Don’t I Get The Greater Share Of Property In Our Divorce In Queens?

Probably not. While it makes sense that the person who went to work every day to provide resources for all the things you own as a couple would get more at the end of the marriage, what the court will focus on will be the disparity between your income and your spouse’s.

The court’s focus will be on making sure you are both as whole as possible and share an equitable – not necessarily equal – share of the marriage’s assets and debts.

What this can mean for the higher earning spouse is that you’ll be stuck with the majority of the debts, as well as spousal maintenance payments and child support.

You need to talk to an attorney as quickly as possible. In marriages where the incomes are highly disproportionate, you run the risk of an equally disproportionate settlement.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you negotiate from a position of strength and protect your assets and wealth.

Call 718-523-1111 today and talk to an experienced Queens divorce lawyer for free.