It's 'My' House…or Is It? Equitable Distribution of Marital Residences

, New York Law Journal


In his Divorce Law column, Alton L. Abramowitz a senior partner at Mayerson Abramowitz & Kahn, writes: The battle over how to distribute the "profits" due to appreciation, as well as the underlying initial investment at the time of purchase of a marital residence, can become one of the most difficult and important financial issues confronting the attorneys for a divorcing couple, oftentimes bringing to the forefront anger that has built up for many years over real and imagined slights, all revolving around the questions of: "Whose house is it?" or "What contributions did my spouse make?"

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