New York Agreement Lawyers
At Miller Zeiderman Wiederkehr & Schwarz LLP, we offer assistance with a number of family law agreements. The range of our services includes:
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Postnuptial Agreements
- Domestic Partnership Agreements
- Separation Agreements
- Settlement Agreements
The Benefits of Prenuptial Agreements
When making plans for your marriage, the last thing you want to consider is the possibility of its dissolution. However, a prenuptial agreement can preserve your assets and help you avoid expensive and unnecessary litigation in the future. The benefits of a prenuptial agreement are particularly evident for high net worth individuals, but are relevant for anyone entering into a marriage, regardless of their financial status. The family law attorneys at Miller Zeiderman Wiederkehr & Schwarz can help craft the best prenuptial agreement for you.
Reasons to Consider A New York Prenuptial Agreement
At Miller Zeiderman Wiederkehr & Schwarz LLP, we offer consultations to determine your specific needs and help identify reasons you may want to consider a New York prenuptial agreement. Potential reasons you may choose to implement a prenuptial agreement include:
- Protection of future earnings;
- Protection of a family business to be acquired during the marriage;
- Avoidance of future debts (i.e. if one partner is planning to pursue higher education);
- Providing for children from previous marriages;
- Providing specific guidelines for assets brought into the marriage;
- Preliminary groundwork for estate plans.
Not only is going through a divorce complicated and time-consuming, but it may also be among the most emotionally and financially challenging processes of your life. A prenuptial agreement can considerably lessen the legal complications of divorce and associated financial concerns.
Drafting Secure Prenuptial, Postnuptial & Domestic Partnership Agreements
Having an attorney draft a prenuptial agreement makes it more likely to be upheld during divorce. A family law attorney is aware of the specific restrictions and requirements regarding prenuptial agreements that vary from state to state. Secure your future with the help of an attorney from Miller Zeiderman Wiederkehr & Schwarz LLP to ensure that all the requirements of your prenuptial agreement are met.
Additionally, postnuptial agreements can be considered by married couples seeking to secure their financial future. Unlike a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement is implemented after a couple has already married.
A prenuptial agreement attorney Manhattan, NY from Miller Zeiderman Wiederkehr & Schwarz LLP can also assist in drafting or reviewing domestic partnership agreements. A domestic partnership forms a contractual obligation that can provide benefits for both same-sex and heterosexual couples committing to a long-term relationship without electing to marry. Domestic partnership agreements outline and describe the various legal rights and responsibilities of both partners, while offering emotional and financial security that can fortify any long-term relationship.
Preparing Separation and Settlement Agreements
Other types of family law agreements with which our team of attorneys can assist you include separation agreements and settlement agreements.
A separation agreement may be a wise choice for married couples considering a legal separation. It permits the parties to establish separate lives by dividing their debts and assets and allowing them to live apart. A separation agreement also allows couples to create and implement parenting arrangements for cases involving child custody and support without going through the process of divorce.
In cases of divorce where both parties wish to cooperate and avoid court litigation, working towards a settlement agreement may be advisable. Your settlement agreement should address all major issues in a divorce, including matters of child custody, visitation, child support, maintenance, and equitable distribution of assets. The family law attorneys at Miller Zeiderman Wiederkehr & Schwarz can help you negotiate a fair and comprehensive settlement agreement to save you time and money that would otherwise have be spent in litigation.
A Viable Option for A Growing Number of Americans
The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers recently reported that requests for prenuptial agreements are on the rise. The growing number of Americans who consider prenuptial agreements to be a practical concept for their marriages could be the result of a growing acceptance of the possibility of divorce, increasingly complicated finances, and the rising average age of first marriages in America. Contact the law offices of Miller Zeiderman Wiederkehr & Schwarz today for a consultation with a prenuptial agreement attorney Manhattan, NY regarding a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, or if you have questions about domestic partnership agreements, settlement agreements, or separation agreements. We service Westchester County, White Plains, New York City, Manhattan, Putnam County, Orange County, Rockland County, and the Lower Hudson Valley.