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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Please tell me - are you married to her, or not?
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Thank you. I am going to assume that you have NOT lived outside NY together. If you have, reply and let me know as this may change the answer.
NY does not have common law marriage. So you are not married. Being the mother of the children does not allow her rights/interest in property owned only by you.
As such, once/if she has left, then she has no right to "come back."
She was a "tenant at sufferance," meaning that she lived at your discretion on your property. Once she abandoned the tenancy at sufferance lease, then it ended. She has no right to come back, or to claim any part of the property as her own even if you do have children together.
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