Q: I am in NY. My husband filed and served me divorce papers. I do not want the divorce and therefore don’t want to sign.
He currently has all his real estate properties as going to him. Am I entitled to 1/2? He paid for them through lenders and his personal IRA. Is there a way for me to get 1/2 without me having to sign anything?
A: You never have to sign anything. You can contest the divorce. As far as your share of the property, there is a presumption that any property bought during the marriage is marital property subject to equitable distribution. It can be rebutted. you need to speak to a local matrimonial attorney to go over your rights.
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