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Family law : divorce and division of property. (USA)
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Question

I married a Russian woman in New York but she left me and returned to Russia within months. She has now hired a US lawyer to sue me for spousal support and equitable distribution.

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Answer

If you do not have a prenuptial agreement with your wife, you need to establish exactly when you acquired the property that you own and how much she contributed towards its acquisition. Distribution of property in New York is a matter of fairness and there are no hard fast rules when it comes to a very short marriage like yours.

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