With the New Year upon us many couples are re-examining their marriages
and wondering how they can make their lives better, especially in these
Some couples consider a prenuptial agreement when they are getting married.
But what if you weren’t one of those couples? Is it too late once
you’ve been married to put something in place to keep your marriage
on track or address some of the important issues in the event you get divorced?
No, it’s never too late and that’s why in the later portion of the 20th century postnuptial agreements were introduced.
Some think postnuptial agreements were a vehicle crafted in response to
the increase in divorce rates in the 1970’s. They have proven to
be very useful vehicles for protection in the event of divorce.
A postnuptial agreement has saved many marriages!! For some couples the
agreement addresses children, finances, and for others infidelity and
in some cases psychological issues. As a psychologically-trained divorce
attorney and mediator, I have helped hundreds of couples save their marriages
using this healing and effective vehicle. I can help you too!
So what is a postnuptial agreement?
A postnuptial agreement is a written contract executed
after a couple gets married or have entered a civil union. The purpose of this contract is to address and settle a couple’s
affairs in the event of a separation or divorce.
When thinking about the issues to be addressed in a postnuptial agreement,
I suggest you consider the following:
1 Assets, liabilities, income;
2Expectations of gifts and inheritances;
3 Trusts either spouse receives benefits from, whether before or after marriage;
4 How post-marital debts will be paid;
5 Decide who, or if both of you, will own or occupy the marital residence
and secondary homes in the event of divorce or death; What happens to
property - real estate, jewelry, artwork, antiques
7Children - child support, custody;
10 Death benefits- what you will provide for in your will.
I have been thoughtfully and skillfully developing postnuptial agreements
If you are thinking of introducing a postnuptial agreement to possibly
save your marriage, call me.
I will guide you on all of the important issues to cover.
My unique combination of legal and psychological training is very effective
when it comes to developing a postnuptial agreement to protect you in
the event of a divorce.
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I hope to hear from you!
Happy New Year!
Continue to stay healthy & safe!
New York divorce attorney Lois Brenner is available to help you.
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