Marital agreements are a special form of contract. Both prenuptial and postnuptial (antenuptial) agreements establish spouses' rights in the event of divorce. Key issues typically addressed in these agreements include distribution of property and alimony. To be legally enforceable, these agreements must comply with certain requirements under New York law.
For experienced guidance on marital agreements, contact me, Robert Dapelo, a Long Island attorney handling prenup and postnup issues throughout the Patchogue area. I am well-versed in the nuances of New York law when it comes to drafting and enforcement of these agreements.
Entering Into A Prenuptial Or Antenuptial Agreement
There are many compelling reasons for entering into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Protecting yourself against contingencies does not undermine your commitment to the marriage. It is always wise to be proactive and prepared.
Yet before entering into an agreement, you should first consult with a lawyer about your rights. An invalid or poorly executed marital agreement may be worse than none at all.
I can help you negotiate, draft and review a solid agreement that fully reflects your intentions. You can also turn to me for honest guidance about any risks you should consider before entering into an agreement. By investing this effort upfront to make informed decisions, you can spare yourself numerous problems down the road.
Enforcing A Marital Agreement
Prenuptial/postnuptial agreements can dramatically shape the outcome of divorce proceedings. However, issues often arise regarding their validity. I have extensive experience litigating these issues. Whether you are seeking to enforce or challenge an agreement in divorce, you can count on my 25-plus years of trial experience. I offer aggressive, effective advocacy rooted in a thorough knowledge of the law.
Discuss Your Options
To discuss your situation during a free consultation, call The Law Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq., PC, at 631-654-9500 or toll free at 888-325-6199.