Family Law

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins Law Firm
Wilchins Cosentino & Novins is a mid-sized law firm purposefully designed to offer exceptional service and exceptional value to our clients.

At WCN, we are large enough to have expertise in many law practices including family law, while small enough to deliver exceptional service through a personalized, concierge approach. We serve clients in Massachusetts with our primary office in Wellesley, MA and additional offices in Westford and Boston.

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins’ family law attorneys represent individuals throughout the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is often an important component of a family’s estate planning. With our private client services practice that includes trust & estate planning, our law firm offers the convenience and benefit of having family law attorneys and trust and estate planning attorneys working collectively for our clients.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are particularly important in the following situations:

  • People with high net worth;
  • People who are likely to receive gifts and inheritances during the marriage;
  • Owners or part owners of privately held or family businesses; and
  • People who 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 can be avoided if the parties take the time to memorialize their understandings with the assistance of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement lawyer.

In addition to addressing what is to happen if a marriage ends in divorce, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements commonly address what is to happen should the marriage terminate by the death of a spouse or if a spouse should become incapacitated.

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. It is therefore essential that the parties work with experienced and knowledgeable prenuptial or postnuptial agreement lawyers in order to maximize the likelihood that a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement will be enforceable.

Meet Our Family Law Attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins

MA Attorney David Burgess

David Burgess


MA Attorney Michael Friedman

Michael P. Friedman


MA Attorney Erin Nielson

Erin Fitch Nielson


Why WCN for Family Law Matters

Why Law Firm

Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.

High Caliber Legal Services. Our family law attorneys are experienced, skilled and compassionate to mediate or litigate family law matters in Massachusetts. We put our extensive knowledge and legal acumen to work for you, including collaborating with other attorneys in our firm to develop a thoughtful, cohesive and pragmatic legal strategy.
Breadth of Practice Areas. We designed our law firm and our practice areas to offer a breadth of legal expertise to best serve our clients.
Concierge Approach. Our clients are assured of our accessibility, personal attention and skilled guidance as we seamlessly and adeptly address their legal needs.
Exceptional Value. We deliver exceptional value by being efficient; offering value that Boston-based firms cannot match.
Longevity. At WCN, our clients work with us throughout the many stages of their life. We seek to earn your business and trust, to guide you throughout life’s stages.
Our skilled, caring and experienced family law attorneys are dedicated to listening to and advising our clients to resolve family law matters. We assist clients via mediation or litigation across all areas of family law, including:

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