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Can fault factor into property division decisions in New York? P.2

Last time, we raised the question of whether fault can be a factor in property division decisions here in New York, and if so, then how? As we noted, fault is generally not a factor for judges when making property division decisions. It may become a factor, though, in certain rare instances, as the case we mentioned last time demonstrates.

Can fault factor into property division decisions in New York? P.1

Division of marital property is an important issue in divorce, and not only because of the inherent value of the property involved, but also because of matters of justice and equity. As readers may be aware, the state of New York utilizes an approach to property division which is more directly concerned with issues of justice and equity than some other states.

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