Long Island Attorneys Help with Second Marriages and Second Divorces

Proactive family law protections and aggressive divorce representation

For many people, “love is lovelier the second time around.” But others encounter the same problems they struggled with in their first marriage and soon find themselves headed toward a second divorce. At Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., we believe it’s important to protect your rights prior to marriage and to fight vigorously for your rights if the marriage doesn’t work out. If you are contemplating a second marriage or a second divorce, you can trust our skilled attorneys for prudent, reliable advice and unflinching representation.

Prenuptial agreements prior to a second marriage

Divorcées who fall in love a second time rarely anticipate having to go through divorce again, but statistics show the divorce rates are higher for second marriages (67 percent) than they are for first marriages (50 percent). Experts list several reasons why second marriages are risky:

  • Having managed a divorce once, a spouse may feel comfortable with the idea of getting divorced again.
  • Some parties bring unresolved emotional issues from the first marriage to the second marriage.
  • Some get married impulsively “on the rebound” without fully examining their situation.
  • Second marriages are less likely to produce children, who often serve as “glue” for a marriage.
  • Children from the first marriage can complicate the second marriage.

Understanding why second marriages fail can help you put yours on a more solid footing. Counseling and psychotherapy can help on the emotional level. But legal tools, such as prenuptial agreements, can also help.

It may sound counterintuitive, but a prenuptial agreement can actually solidify your second marriage by resolving issues that might put pressure on the relationship, such as:

  • Rights to separate property acquired prior to marriage
  • Right to the growth of separate property during the marriage
  • Inheritance rights for your children from a previous marriage

The process of negotiating a prenuptial agreement can also be eye-opening, because you learn a bit more about your prospective spouse. As Long Island’s largest law firm dedicated exclusively to family law, we have ample experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing prenuptial agreements, and we work diligently to protect your rights.

Aggressive litigation of your second divorce

If you have done everything possible to make a second marriage work, you can still find yourself headed for divorce. When that happens, you need dedicated representation to protect your rights. You’ve already been through the pain of divorce once, and if your attorney was too passive or too accommodating, you probably lost too much. Don’t take that chance the second time around. Parties to second divorces tend to be older and cannot sustain the financial harm that comes from a lopsided divorce. This is especially true if you are approaching retirement. Instead, contact us to get aggressive representation from attorneys who fight to win.

Call our Long Island law firm for second marriage and second divorce services

Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. is the largest law firm on Long Island dedicated exclusively to family law and divorce. We can assist with prenuptial agreements that protect your property rights or represent you in aggressive divorce representation. Contact us online for a free initial consultation or call us at 1.631.479.3839.