Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements in Long Island

Why Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements are Vital

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements offer protection against severe financial losses should your marriage come to an end. They can also provide arrangements and guidelines regarding your children and other matters affected by divorce. Gay and lesbian couples have an even greater need for this type of protection due to the laws affecting the rights of those in same-sex marriages. Although New York allows and recognizes same-sex marriages, a federal law called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) specifically defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. If a same-sex couple moves to a state which does not recognize their marriage, they can encounter severe logistical problems should their relationship dissolve.

If your marriage should break down in a state that does not recognize same-sex marriage, you may not even be able to obtain a divorce. Additionally, the rights bestowed upon heterosexual couples by the federal government regarding property, children and other aspects of a divorce may not be enjoyed by gay and lesbian couples. Having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place, however, protects you by being enforceable under contract law. By working with the right Long Island gay divorce attorney, you can establish an effective prenuptial or postnuptial agreement while addressing the process tactfully and without undue strain. Contact Sari M. Friedman today for the experienced representation you need.

Long Island Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer

The legal team at Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law is here to help you with your unique goals and needs. Our decades of experience in matrimonial law combines with genuine care for our clients and detail-oriented personalized assistance. Founding attorney Sari Friedman has authored many articles on matrimonial law and has been interviewed on radio and television on laws regarding divorce and related matters. It is this level of expertise from which you will benefit when you are represented by our firm.

Contact a Long Island same-sex divorce attorney for help protecting your assets with a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.