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How Do I Transfer The Marital Home To My Spouse in a Divorce?

A reader of the New York Times Ask Real Estate column asked, how do I transfer my cooperative apartment to my soon to be ex as part of my divorce settlement. A transfer of title of the jointly owned martial home from spouse to the other is one of the two possible outcomes for real…
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Federal Appeals Court Declares DOMA Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a New York federal court’s decision, and struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  DOMA is the federal law which defines marriage as between one man and one woman for federal purposes. In striking down the law, the Second Circuit applied a heightened scrutiny…
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Divorce and Infidelity at Historic Lows

As a result of the economy, the divorce rate is at a historical low according to the Wall Street Journal.  The divorce rate per 1,000 married women sank to 16.4 in 2009 from 16.9 the year before and a far cry from 22.6 in 1980, according to an analysis of the data from the National…
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