961 Broadway, Suite 115
Woodmere, NY 11598

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Prenuptial Agreements

Uncomfortable Topic But Be Realistic And Get It Right- That’s Why We’re Here

Unlike many firms, we do not use cookie-cutter prenups that you can find online for pennies and then resell them to clients for thousands. We also do not prepare bare-bones 5-6 page prenuptial agreements because those do not sufficiently protect people due to New York’s vast and complex legal requirements. We draft all the prenups with an eye towards how a judge would review it to help enure any judge will approve it.

Depending on your needs, most of our prenups are 25-45 pages long, and can cover almost every possible divorce issue (except child support) – not just those you currently face, but also what you may face in the future, such as inheritance, retirement, current and future business ventures and the change of circumstance that occurs from moving, changing jobs or birthing children.

Custody Determination

Our prenups will reflect your specific circumstances: spousal support or division assets can depend on many factors, for example: the duration of your marriage before the divorce, whether you have children, and sacrifices you made. We can draft your agreement to keep everything separate, or we can select it to share some of your assets.

We will carefully explain the law to you until it is clear to you what your needs are.

FAQ’s

  • What grounds do I need to file for divorce?
    • New York is a no-fault jurisdiction which means the most commonly cited cause is IRRETRIEVABLE BREAKDOWN IN RELATIONSHIP. So, for example, if your spouse had adultery, it is not really relevant to the actual divorce grounds.
  • Do I file a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce?
    • Uncontested means both parties agree to sign a settlement outside of court and are relatively close in terms of what they want in the terms.
  • How much does the divorce process cost?
    • Uncontested divorces are considerably cheaper, the range is between $1,000-$3,000 depending on complexity. For a contested divorce, it will depend on how willing the spouses are to work together, if so, it can cost as little as $7,000 but if there is excessive fighting the divorce can last years and the sky is the limit.
  • How long before I am officially divorced?
    • Fortunately, NY is not a state that requires a separation period. So as long as you and your spouse have been married for at least 6 months and are an NY resident, you can begin the process immediately. If the divorce is not contested it can be completed in as fast as two months and may take as long as eight months. If the divorce is contested and the parties find it challenging to agree, divorce can go on for many years.

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