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I live in upstate New York. We have been married for 8 yrs. We have a prenuptial, I think, is invalid. I had no attorney and was presented the papers ten days before our marriage and never even saw an attorney. There has been documented domestic violence. My husband bought the land with an old house on it before we married. We knocked down the old house after we were married and built a new house for which we have no mortgage. I have paid all the household maintenance bills and contributed to the raw material of the new house. I have recently been put out of work on social security Disability never to go back to work, he made 138,000 last years but said I am entitled to nothing. We have no children together. Please advise.

If your friend is living in New York for two years or more she can file in New York. The fact that she left him to go back to New York , will not affect the cruel and human treatment grounds. With regard to who is entitled to alimony , a more detailed understanding of the incomes and lifestyle of the parties will be necessary to make a determination regarding how the court may rule.

If she is living in the New York City metropolitan area , please have her call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange for a meeting to discuss mediating the divorce. It is possible to mediate the divorce even if her spouse is not present in New York, as long as he is cooperative in the process. By mediating the divorce, they will not have to make any court appearances , or spend hours sitting around the courtroom corridors waiting for their 10 minutes before the judge.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions

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