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This video features Carla Barone, a Family Law attorney based in New York.
What does equitable distribution mean when you're getting divorced in New York? Let's ask New York City lawyer Carla Barone for an Ask The Lawyers Quick Question.
Equitable distribution is what is considered... Just what it says, equitable, what is fair, what is a fair division of the assets? A large misconception is that equitable means equal or 50-50, that is not the case, although in long-term marriages and on the balance of the additional 14 or so factors that New York will consider in equitably dividing a marital estate. The length of the marriage is certainly one of them. Which could tend toward a 5050 division, however, equitable just means fair and it does not mean equal.
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