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.