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Attorneys for Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

 

The lawyers at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins represent individuals in the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Our lawyers frequently draft prenup and postnup agreements and advise clients regarding the governing laws and suitable terms. .

Prenup and postnup agreements are particularly important in the marriage of

  • People with high net worth;
  • People who are likely to receive large gifts and inheritances during the marriage;
  • Owners or part owners of family businesses that they wish to protect; and
  • Middle-aged or older people who may have children or grandchildren from prior relationships whom they wish to provide for.

Many difficult conflicts between a spouse and the family of the other spouse could have been avoided had the parties taken the time to memorialize their understandings in a prenup or postnup agreement.

In addition to addressing what is to happen if a marriage is terminated by divorce, prenup and postnup agreements commonly address what is to happen should the marriage terminate by the death of a spouse or if a spouse should become incapacitated. A prenup or postnup agreement is often an important component of a family’s estate planning. With its large estate planning practice, Wilchins, Cosentino & Novins is particularly well-suited to address that eventuality as well.

Because prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can significantly alter the outcome of a divorce case, affecting important rights normally acquired by people when they get married, the courts scrutinize them carefully. Courts do not enforce prenup and postnup agreements unless they meet the requirements of the law. It is therefore essential that the parties work with experienced and knowledgeable attorneys who are intimately familiar with the requirements of the law in order to maximize the likelihood that a prenup or postnup agreement will be enforced.