Category Archives: Agreements

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Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

26953-a dog tug of war-thumb-500x717-26952 With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce disputes are treated differently than other divorce disputes. Unlike a child custody fight which is resolved on the basis of the “best interests” of the children or a property dispute, which employs a litany of factors to equitably...
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How Do New York Courts Handle Foreign Marital Agreements?

world flags giving a message of union With people moving internationally, New York divorce courts are with greater frequency asked to enforce pre and post nuptial agreements entered into by non-American citizens now living in New York. Invariably, questions about what laws apply and enforceability of the agreements arise. While there is a strong presumption in New York that signed marital agreements, including foreign agreements, are valid and enforceable, all the requisite formalities to the agreement need be complied with. The threshold question...
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Can I Limit My Spouse’s Use Of Social Media in a New York Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

26629-New York prenuptial attorney1-thumb-500x332-26628 Imagine, before you are married you could contract to prevent your spouse from broadcasting negative pictures, details about your breakup and updates about you after divorce? Fox News reports that there is a trend to add a “social media” provision to pre-nuptial agreements.   In this clause both parties agree not to post, tweet or broadcast anything about the marriage, the breakup or the other party after parties you divorce. The intent of the clause is to prevent a disgruntled...
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How Do I Ask My Fiancee for a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

25761-New York prenuptial attorneyCongratulations, you just got engaged. You and your fiancée are on cloud nine, Nothing could be better. Now you have garner the strength to utter the most unromantic words –"I want a pre-nuptial agreement."   How do you do it? Given the high divorce rate, a pre nuptial agreement offers a hedge against the unfortunate, but possible prospect of divorce. The agreement forces you and your soon-to-be spouse to discuss ending  the marriage even before it has begun. So, how do...
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