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June 2017 Archives

How mediators help couples draft prenuptial agreements

In New York, prenuptial agreements must be signed by the couple before marriage takes place in order to be enforceable. But the introduction of the subject of a prenuptial agreement by one member of the couple may have a disquieting impact on the other. The sudden injection of financial matters into the romantic anticipation that precedes a marriage can seem quite jarring. One solution is the use of a trained mediator to assist the couple in facing the possibility of divorce and helping them devise solutions for child custody issues, spousal support and property division.

Guarding personal finances in a divorce

Most New Yorkers understand that a divorce can be expensive. One spouse may have to pay the other a substantial sum to divide assets. And, child support and alimony can be heavy burdens on post-divorce income. Plus, the proceeding itself may entail significant professional and court fees. The points set out below can become even more important in a high asset divorce.

Determining child custody in a New York divorce

One of the most daunting questions facing a person contemplating a divorce is child custody. Fortunately, state law provides guidelines to resolve child custody disputes, if the divorcing parents cannot agree. This post will describe the different types of custody and summarize the legal criteria for deciding custody disputes.

Legal separation may be an alternative to divorce

A number of couples decide to live apart, but not to proceed with a divorce. Sometimes, children are the reason for avoiding a complete split. Or, perhaps, the couple fears financial reverses, if they are forced to sell jointly held property or liquidate complex business assets. New York provides an option for such couples. It is called a legal separation agreement.

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