Category Archives: Agreements

New York Pre-Nup: How To Get It Wrong

  Not only are we in the midst of the Spring and Summer wedding season, but we are also in prenuptial season. Prospective brides and grooms are accessing their financial futures, taking stock of their pre-marital assets and the debts and taking stock of their individual and joint economic futures. They are also looking for…
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What is a Prenuptial Agreement? Do I Need One?

The Fundamentals of a New York Prenup Signing a prenup isn’t just for celebrity couples, serial spouses, and the wealthy. A well drafted New York prenuptial agreement can protect both the husband and wife, even if they are of limited means. A prenuptial agreement can not only make a divorce less acrimonious, but it can safeguard…
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What is a Child Custody Evaluation in a New York Divorce?

In making child custody determinations in a New York divorce, a judge will base his or her decisions on what is in the best interests of the child. But as highly trained in the law as the judge may be, evaluating what will be best for a particular child often requires the assistance of psychologists,…
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“Callous” Prenup Still Enforceable

Hardball negotiating and “callous” conduct leading up to the execution of a prenuptial agreement may not be the most romantic way to enter into a marriage, but it won’t be enough to invalidate a prenup, according to a recent New York court decision. A “Very High Burden” to Invalidate a New York Prenup As I…
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