Category Archives: Prenuptial Agreements

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 are 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 »

When Is a Prenuptial Agreement a Good Idea?

Divorce is common and brings with it a host of problems — some of which can be avoided by entering into a prenuptial agreement. Many couples do not want to think about the possibility that a marriage can terminate and then do not obtain a prenup that could offer critical protection, just in case. However,… Read More »