The good news is you have found the love of your life and the wedding date is set. Happily you both have successful careers with strong earning potential for years to come. Of course it takes a serious chunk of change to live comfortably in the city, but it still seems like there will be enough money that it's a good idea to structure a prenuptial agreement.
You are getting divorced, that much is certain. You know that the custody of your child will be decided and that various assets with be divided.
When individuals bring significant assets into a marriage, it's smart to consider the protections offered by a prenuptial agreement. There is a myriad of other factors contributing to this legal document, though, beyond that of assets.
Don't trust your spouse? You certainly aren't the first person to feel that way, especially when faced with a divorce. If your spouse makes significant money and you feel he (or she) is hiding something from you to keep you from accessing your fair share, then you need to investigate, particularly if one of the following is true:
Since the economic downturn in 2007, we have increasingly seen a number of divorcing couples trying to get out from under an underwater mortgage. When more money is owed on the home than the property is worth, deciding what to do regarding this debt becomes a major factor in property division questions. Often couples choose to simply sell the home when there is no equity to split - leaving both spouses with nothing.
Unmarried, separated or divorced parents can agree to the financial care of children through casual or court-formalized arrangements. Informal child support involves an element of trust between separated parents, which can be broken over time. For that reason, many custodial New York parents prefer involving a family court in child support matters.
Divorces in New York aren't cheap, but that doesn't mean you have to pay more than necessary to reach a divorce settlement.
A Manhattan Supreme Court will decide whether the brother of the president of Kazakhstan has a legitimate reason to want custody of his son. The wealthy and well-connected copper and oil baron fears his former wife will try to flee with the couple's 10-year-old son.
Marital property is subject to asset division during divorce. It is not always easy to determine who gets what, especially when the total value of the asset includes time before, during and after a marriage.
Attorneys specialize in certain categories of law the way a cardiologist might excel in performing heart transplants. Family law attorneys handle divorces, but not every lawyer who practices family law is skilled in splitting retirement accounts.