If the home is to be sold, the court could decide that your spouse is entitled to a larger share of the profits, or if you’ve agreed to allow your spouse to keep the home, the buy-out amount may be lower for you.
On the other hand, if your marriage has a lot of assets, how much you contributed to a down payment may not be a significant factor.
When there are investments, retirement accounts, and other high-dollar instruments to address, there should be ample opportunity to negotiate a fair settlement for you.
Your best approach is to work with an experienced Queens divorce attorney, who can help make sure that your interests are protected and your spouse can’t bully you into accepting a bad deal.
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce lawyer.