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Martin + Colin, P.C. announces that it has won a trial court victory in Supreme Court, Westchester County, for the husband in a highly contested divorce. Throughout the case, the wife claimed that the very successful business started and operated during their long term marriage was entirely the result of her talent alone, without any contribution from the husband. The wife believed that because she was “the face” of the business then she must be “the entirety” of the business.
However, the husband’s testimony at trial established that: throughout the 20+ year marriage, while the wife worked to develop and build the business, from the inside, the husband also worked to develop and build the business, albeit from the outside. In other words: the husband rebuilt the physical structure to make it more suitable for the business; the husband handled payroll, accounting, invoicing, financing and other back office responsibilities; the husband participated in advertising, announcements and other customer contact; and the husband maintained the building and grounds.
At trial, the wife was willing to make a nominal payment to the husband, but was unwilling to acknowledge he was a 50/50 partner deserving of a 50/50 split of the business.
Martin + Colin, P.C. announces that it has won a trial court victory in Supreme Court, Westchester County, for the husband and father of three children in a contested divorce. The husband’s testimony at trial established that: throughout the 20+ year marriage, the wife worked on Wall Street making a substantial income but was away from the children for most of the workday; initially, the husband had successfully owned and operated a local business; but as the children grew older, his business suffered because the father frequently stayed home to serve as the children’s primary caregiver…
The divorce lawyers at Martin + Colin, P.C. can apply their expertise handling matrimonial cases to your benefit. Call us now at (914) 771 7711 and let us apply our expertise to your case.