Protections Provided By Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

New York courts prefer settlement agreements between spouses. A settlement completes the divorce with less cost and no potential for reversal on appeal. Settlement terms can be tailored with precision, while the court decision may have a cookie-cutter quality.

Some subjects can be addressed in the written agreement, such as financial arrangements. Others, such as child custody, the court will not rubber stamp. There are also specific contract requirements for child support, retirement assets and estate waivers.

An experienced divorce lawyer will have a library of settlement agreements, and the court precedent at hand, to back up every provision in the settlement document. The lawyer won't be ground down or misled in a negotiating session.

This is your life, after all, and your children's life, and you want to do it right. I can help you accomplish this goal. I am divorce and family law attorney Robert G. Smith, for more than 40 years an attentive advocate for people in your position.

The Prenuptial Agreement Provides The Preparation You Need

A prenuptial agreement can help your relationship by clearly setting down the financial rules and protecting your property if the marriage is not successful.

The "prenup" addresses issues such as where you will live, how much money and what kind of budget you will have, and how many children you would like to have. It's wise to consider what might happen if things end up taking a turn for the worst in the marriage, and the need to be prepared for such an event. For example, you can protect your business and minimize the rancor and high cost of litigation with a postnuptial agreement ? common concerns during high net worth divorce.

If drafted and executed in an effective manner, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement could be tremendously valuable to you, helping you to:

  • Minimize possible conflict and get the best results
  • Minimize legal fees
  • Protect your assets
  • Protect your children's inheritance

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To learn more about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, call my New York City law office at 212-499-0940 or stay online to communicate by email. I represent divorce and high asset divorce clients in all five boroughs and surrounding counties such as Nassau and Westchester.