Prior to getting married (prenuptial) or soon after tying the knot (postnuptial), you may want to consider executing an agreement that will resolve financial issues during the marriage and in the event of the dissolution of the marriage. Some view such agreements as pessimistic – as though the couple is saying they don’t think the marriage will last right from the beginning. What many couples don’t consider, however, is that these agreements can ease marital tensions by encouraging discussion and facilitating a mutual understanding of financial issues. Agreements help partners define their obligations and expectations when committing to another person. The goal of a pre- or postnuptial agreement is to strengthen a marriage.
Our attorneys can assist you with agreements that help partners maintain financial autonomy during the marriage or that direct how assets will be distributed in the event of the dissolution of the marriage. Some agreements help protect the financial interests of children from a previous relationship, while others focus on protecting the assets accumulated prior to the marriage. An agreement may also provide for spousal support (alimony) if the couple gets divorced. Whatever your individual needs, our attorneys have experience drafting pre- or postnuptial agreements and working with clients so that partners feel they are being treated fairly.
When drafting or implementing a parenting plan, our attorneys consider a variety of important issues, such as where the child will live, where the child will attend school, how the child will receive health and education services, and which parent will have decision-making authority for the child. We have experience working with children and parents on issues involving substance abuse, mental health, high-conflict divorce, and children with special needs. We stay up to date on the latest literature and studies regarding child custody and children experiencing high-conflict family dynamics.