Short marriage...E.D

The length of the marriage does not affect the division of marital assets, the parties are still entitled to an equitable distribution.

If he refuses to pay her and makes the judge angry enough, he could wind up in jail.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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Thank you!


Thank you for this very informative and helpful forum!

  1. If a couple was only married two years, will the wife automatically receive less than half in an equitable distribution simply due to the short duration of the marriage?

  2. If a husband is ordered to pay his wife her share, what happens if he absolutely refuses to pay her?

Thank you for taking the time to answer these. [:)]