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Prenuptial Agreement

Should I Get a Prenuptial Agreement?

Engaged couples should think about getting a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) if: Either partner owns their own assets; One or both partners owns a business; There is an earning disparity between the partners; or They wish to reduce uncertainty and risk in the future In New York, and particularly in NYC and the surrounding metropolitan area,…

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What Issues Can Be Discussed in a Prenuptial Agreement?

We talked earlier about the advantages of prenuptial agreements and common mistakes to avoid when approaching your fiancé. Now we will look at the issues to consider in a prenuptial agreement. Most relationships begin with an air of magic, but when marriage is discussed, the realities of modern life necessarily intrude on otherwise romantic plans…

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Common Mistakes in Prenuptial Agreements

There are many issues that can be addressed by a prenuptial agreement, including the division of assets and the amount of maintenance (alimony) an ex-spouse receives after a divorce. Prenuptial agreements are especially common for high net-worth marriages. They are an important tool, since it is impossible to predict how a court will divide a…

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Good Agreements Make Good Arrangements

Our firm concentrates its practice on divorce and family law — the business of helping clients move through domestic transition successfully. Part of our legal practice is recognizing and supporting the unique needs of our clients through well-crafted agreements — whether drafting a prenuptial agreement or a divorce agreement. A recent New York Times article…

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Same-Sex Marriage in New York: Times Are Changing

On June 24, 2011, same-sex marriage was legalized in New York — a development long sought by supporters and gay-rights organizations in our state. The action sparked controversy, kicked off a wave of weddings and brought business to the state and its coffers. After Election Day 2012, same-sex marriage is now legal in nine states…

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Postmarital or Postnuptial Agreements

Most people are familiar with the idea of a prenuptial agreement, which lays out terms that parties agree to abide by in the event of a divorce or death. This type of agreement is entered into before marriage and is often an attempt to clearly lay out issues, such as distributions of property and amounts…

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Approaching Your Fiancé (or Fiancée) about a Prenuptial Agreement

Suggesting a prenuptial agreement is often awkward and you do not want to harm your relationship or offend your fiancé (or fiancée).  However, broaching the subject is important because a prenuptial agreement can protect assets, income, and provisions for children from a previous marriage. Some tips for approaching the subject Here are some points to…

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