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Looking for same sex divorce help in the Rochester, NY area.

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Looking for same sex divorce help in the Rochester, NY area. My ex and I are pursuing a divorce. I don't believe that we need lawyers but she states that she has been speaking with one. How soon should I get a lawyer?



I am an attorney with more than 25 years of experience and I look forward to providing information to you today


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"How soon should I get a lawyer"



I suggest you can wait until you are served with a Complaint. At that time you should consider consulting with a local attorney. If you need to find one, I suggest you can use the NY Bar Association Legal Referral Service. Here is the contact information

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Can my wife be held responsible for student loans incurred by me during our marriage?


Marital debt is subject to "equitable distribution" as are marital assets under NY Law

That means, if only you benefited from the school loans then a court will put those debts in your column not to be shared.

If it was a joint decision for you to have the school debt and you both benefited in some way, then a court may hold each accountable.

Its arguable either way

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