The length of the marriage can play a very significant role in the final divorce settlement for couples in Buffalo.
New York law calls for a number of factors to be evaluated when determining appropriate distribution of marital assets and establishment of support and maintenance.
One of these factors is the length of the marriage, which will impact how the court views the couples’ reliance upon each other over the years, the lower-earning spouse’s future capacity for income, and similar calculations.
Looking at the different earning power that each spouse has compared to the start of the marriage is another consideration, and if one spouse left the workforce to raise children for years while the other climbed the corporate ladder, this can be a large figure.
At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, we can help you establish the value of your years of marriage, so you can get everything you’re entitled to when it ends.
Call us today at 716-542-5444 for a legal consultation in Buffalo.