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Category Archives: Prenuptial Agreements

Advantages and Disadvantages of Prenuptial Agreements

If you are considering adding a prenuptial agreement to your marriage, it is important to first consider the benefits and disadvantages that such an agreement could have for you. The following are some of the key advantages that come with a prenup: They allow you to protect your property that you had before the marriage… Read More »

Will You Need to Sell Your Home in Your Divorce?

Although you don’t necessarily have to sell your home after you go through a divorce, it is certainly a common occurrence. Most people that do sell their homes after divorce do so for one of the following reasons:  They can no longer afford the mortgage payments on the home because of the terms of their… Read More »

After the Fact: Postnuptial Agreements

Most people understand the need to protect separate financial assets with a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage. But what about after wedding bells ring? A postnuptial agreement safeguards financial security — and sometimes the harmony of a marriage. Prenuptial agreements are reviewed and executed prior to a wedding. After the marriage, postnuptial agreements come into… Read More »

Court Upholds Oral Agreement between Unmarried Partners

It is common story. Two people in a relationship each enjoy a career, and the attendant earnings and benefits, until children are born. One partner quits work to care for the children and home on the understanding that the income and benefits of the working partner will be shared. If the couple is married, state… Read More »

Second Time Around: What About a Prenuptial Agreement?

In a marriage without a prenuptial agreement, the assets and liabilities of divorcing couples are split equitably. If you’re considering a second marriage, you should consider a prenuptial agreement to protect your financial well-being. While the divorce rate is high for first-time couples, it’s even higher for those who marry a second or third time…. Read More »

Court Finds Prenuptial Agreement Fraudulently Induced

In an uncommon ruling, the Supreme Court of the State of New York affirmed a lower court ruling to set aside a prenuptial agreement entered into between a Long Island couple. The ruling allowed the plaintiff to pursue divorce relief without the stipulated protections offered by the prenuptial agreement. For many reasons, a prenuptial agreement… Read More »

Second Time Around: Four Tips for Success

Love makes the world go ‘round. Even after a lengthy or high-conflict divorce experience, many of my clients remarry. At any age, the opportunity to build a life with a person with whom you share abiding love and companionship is a blessing. If considering a second marriage, or if you just started into your first… Read More »

Challenging a Prenuptial Agreement During Your Divorce

You were sincere when you said, “till death do us part,” so the prenuptial agreement you were asked to sign may have felt more like a formality than a legal contract. Now that you are divorcing, you may realize that you should never have agreed to the inequitable terms. However, you have options. You can… Read More »

Not Ready to Tie the Knot? Find out How New York’s Cohabiting Couples are Protecting Themselves

Deciding to live together is a big step in a relationship. You make a commitment that feels similar to marriage. Unfortunately, you do not receive the automatic legal protections that you do through a marriage. For example, New York inheritance laws provide protections for each spouse that is not available to unmarried partners. In addition,… Read More »

Is Your Business Safe? Ten Tips for Protecting Your Business Assets During Your Divorce

After working hard to build a successful business, do not let your pending divorce put your accomplishments at risk. Your spouse may be entitled to an interest in your company and a portion of its assets and profits. Following are ten tips for effectively protecting your business from the damaging effects of dissolution: 1. Rely… Read More »

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