Video Center: Family Law Information What is Marital Property? Marital Property is defined as all property obtained from the date of marriage to the date of the commencement of a matrimonial action. Spousal Maintenance Mr. Samuelson speaks about when spousal maintenance is litigated before a court, there are many factors that need be considered. Asset Distribution in New York Mr. Samuelson speaks about enhanced earning capacity, and when that asset is considered by the court. Equitable Distribution Mr. Samuelson speaks about the difference between equitable distribution in states like New York and Community Property states like California.