Tag Archives: Long Island family attorney

What You Should Know About Prenups

There is a common misconception that prenuptial agreements are only beneficial for high-net worth couples, but this simply isn’t true. There are many people who can benefit from the use of a prenuptial agreement when entering into a marriage, and therefore the more you know about these contracts the easier it will be for you… Read More »

Prenuptial Agreements Cannot Deal With Issues of Child Welfare

Prenuptial agreements can be extremely useful tools for outlining the terms of a potential future divorce before you get married. They help you protect your assets or investments, particularly those you want to preserve for children from a previous marriage. However, prenups can’t be used for just anything—there are certain terms that will not be… Read More »

Divorce Filings Often Surge at the Start of the Year

Many couples on the brink of divorce try to “wait it out” over the holidays, some in hopes that the seasonal spirit will rekindle their romance, while others simply wanting to avoid the unpleasantness until extended family time is over with. It should come as no surprise, then, that January (and the first quarter of… Read More »

Common Law Marriage is Not Recognized in New York

One common question we receive at our law offices is whether or not the state of New York recognizes common law marriages. The short answer here is no, but let’s take a closer look at what a common law marriage is and what state law says about it. What is common law marriage? In the… Read More »