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We Had A Religious Ceremony Years Before We Had Our “Legal” Marriage. In A Divorce In Queens, Which Date Is The Start Of Our Marriage?

For the purposes of divorce in Queens, your marriage will have begun on the date of your “legal” marriage.

Property that you acquired jointly prior to that will generally be considered separate assets in the divorce, though there may be opportunities to convince the court that certain properties can be considered marital even if they predate the civil marriage date.

When it comes to child support, the date of the marriage is essentially irrelevant.

The non-custodial spouse will be ordered to pay child support for any children of the union, and if one spouse is pregnant during the divorce, the paternal parent will be ordered to pay support starting at birth.

Medical expenses related to the pregnancy may also be included in the settlement.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you get the very best settlement in your Queens divorce.

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