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Can a Postnuptial Agreement Save Your Marriage in 2021?


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 challenging times.

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

6Spousal support;

7Children - child support, custody;

8Health insurance;

9Life insurance;

10 Death benefits- what you will provide for in your will.

I have been thoughtfully and skillfully developing postnuptial agreements for decades!

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.

During the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic all our FREE CONSULTATIONS are conveniently conducted virtually to reduce risk.

I hope to hear from you!

Happy New Year!

Continue to stay healthy & safe!

Warm regards,


New York divorce attorney Lois Brenner is available to help you.

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