New York is an “equitable distribution” state, in which courts have broad discretion in dividing “marital property”. New York’s definition of marital property includes not only financial accounts, real estate, retirement plans, deferred compensation, stock options, businesses and similar assets, but also licenses, degrees and professional certifications. All of these assets may often require complex financial analysis and valuation. Pat has extensive experience in asset identification, analysis and division, and is equally adept at structuring complex settlements or litigating all aspects of property disputes when necessary.