By Randy S. Margulis | Published May 30, 2023 | Posted in Divorce | Tagged Tags: Former Spouses Protection Act, military pension, retirement pay | Comments Off on Dividing a Military Pension in a New York Divorce
A military pension requires special handling in a divorce. It is different from a normal pension or retirement account, which is a pool of money that the account holder can draw from. A military pension is more accurately called “retired pay,” which is the term used by the Department of Defense. Each year, a retired Read MoreRead More
An uncontested divorce is always the preferable method of dissolving a marriage, since it is faster, cheaper and generally stress-free. But divorcing spouses might start out in accord only to disagree later on important issues. When that happens, the divorce is converted into a contested one. Most New York divorces are based on no-fault grounds, Read MoreRead More
Spousal maintenance is paid by one spouse to help the other keep up their standard of living after a divorce. It is usually paid in a fixed, recurring amount that continues for a set period of time. A change in the economic circumstances of either ex-spouse may warrant a modification of the payment amount. However, Read MoreRead More
In New York, marital fault is not typically a factor when dividing property during a divorce. In general, courts carry out an equitable distribution of marital property based on consideration of a number of factors, most of which relate to each spouse’s resources and needs. However, certain types of injurious conduct — such as acts Read MoreRead More
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 28 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.
Alexandra M. Rockwood is an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She practices primarily in the areas of matrimonial and family law. Ms. Rockwood graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in History and minors in Political…