Avoiding Conflicts Down The Road With A Well-Written Contract
Divorce is the farthest thing from your mind when you get married. Some planning and a clearly written agreement may end up saving both spouses a lot of trouble later on. At , I help clients in Buffalo with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
These documents are especially appropriate when one or both spouses have been married previously or bring substantial assets into the marriage, or when they have businesses or professional practices. When one spouse has given up a valuable career to enter the marriage, a written agreement also is in order. Whatever the specific terms, these agreements provide you with certainty and peace of mind.
There are two basic types of agreements:
- A prenuptial agreement identifies which property will be considered separate property in the event of a divorce. Negotiated and signed before the marriage, a prenuptial agreement is often used to protect the inheritance rights of children from previous marriages, or to preserve the relative financial positions of the parties. Maintenance terms and amounts in the event of a divorce can also be addressed.
- A postnuptial agreement, drafted and signed after the marriage, sets out the terms of property division, spousal maintenance and other issues in event of divorce.
With more than 30 years of experience as a family law attorney in New York and North Carolina, I have handled a number of issues related to pre- and post-marital agreements, including:
I will review your situation and create an agreement that protects your rights and achieves your goals. I am also an experienced litigator who can defend an agreement, or seek to set one aside as invalid.
Separation Agreements Can Head Off Future Problems
I often draft separation agreements for divorcing couples to define how child visitation and custody, division of property and debts, spousal maintenance and other issues will be handled after the divorce.
I also draft separation agreements for spouses who want to live separately but remain married.
Get The Agreement Best For Your Situation
Be prepared for whatever lies ahead. Call me today toll free at 716-249-0175 or contact me online to discuss whether you need a lawyer for a prenuptial, postnuptial or separation agreement. is centrally located in downtown Buffalo, one block from the family and supreme courts.
We serve clients in Buffalo and throughout Erie and Niagara counties. For your convenience, appointments may be scheduled during flexible hours. At , family law matters are handled with care and compassion.