Does Fault Affect Assets in Divorce?

This video features Carla Barone, a Family Law attorney based in New York.

New York City Divorce Attorney Explains

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal: 

Does fault come into play when divorcing in New York? Let's ask New York City lawyer, Carla Barone for an Ask The Lawyers quick question.

Carla Barone: 

Fault is considered one of several factors in the division of assets. However, unless it is egregious fault in New York, it will not skew the asset division or the support division. It may... Fault may impact custody if in the sense of extreme domestic violence or what is known in New York as egregious fault, but simple domestic strife, arguments, affairs and things of that nature will not skew the assets in a divorce case.

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