Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Taking Steps to Ensure that Your Interests are Protected
There are a wide variety of reasons for seeking a prenuptial agreement,
and the Westchester County divorce lawyers at Friedman & Friedman,
Attorneys at Law are eager to address the specific concerns and priorities
that you have in mind. In 2007, the National Republican Congressional
Committee's Business Advisory Council named lead attorney Friedman
the Businesswoman of the Year for New York, an honor which resulted in
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Prenuptial agreements are contracts signed prior to a marriage, generally
in the spirit of protecting one or both of the spouses in the event of
a separation, a divorce, or one spouse's death. They can include specifications
- Property division
- Financial support
- Child custody
- Visitation rights
Courts, however, generally discourage the practice of making such premature
arrangements regarding children, particularly in the event that the children
have not yet even been born.
Postnuptial Lawyer Serving Westchester County
Postnuptial agreements are in essence very similar to prenuptial agreements,
the only difference being that they are written after a couple has already
been married. A skilled attorney from Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys
at Law, a former recipient of the 2012 Leadership in Law Award from
Long Island Business News, can assist you in drawing up an agreement that protects the rights of
Such an agreement can be invaluable in the case of a divorce, or when one
spouse suddenly dies, as it can avoid long and costly legal proceedings
associated with contesting divorce findings and property inheritance.
Get in touch with a family law attorney today to help you with the documents you need.
Whatever your concerns may be, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can
often do a lot to allay worries of what might happen if the marriage doesn't
work out. It's not a sign of selfishness or a lack of commitment -
to the contrary, it shows a level of maturity and mutual respect between
partners who are willing to engage in these conversations early on to
avoid potentially ugly situations later on.
Call us to set up an appointment to talk with a Westchester County family law attorney.