Though couples may seem happy from the outside, each couple is dealing with their own struggles. There comes a point when some may decide they are no longer compatible with one another. Just like no two marriages are the same, no two divorces are similar to one another. Even two partners married to one another may want different things from the divorce.
Where divorcing couples have a prenuptial agreement, it is a mistake to think that there are no other family law issues that could arise. First, as outlined in last week's post, the agreement regarding property division must be enforceable according to New York law. Secondly, there are certain issues that the prenuptial agreement cannot cover and those might have to be contested in court if the couple cannot come to an agreement about them.
Where there are no agreements, pre or postnuptial in place, then couples may want to consider sitting down with another, attempting to agree on issues such as property division, child support and spousal support. In these instances, it is important to have skilled representation on your side who can not only explain the process to clients but also put their best interests at the forefront. At times, an agreement is not possible and the issues must be resolved in a court. At this point, one needs representation who can work towards getting an outcome that provides for the client in the long-run.
Lawyers at our firm are experienced in handling family law issues of all types and at all levels of the process, whether drafting enforceable prenuptial agreements or litigating for equitable property division. For more information about property division, visit our page. It is important that divorcing spouses are informed of their rights and how best they can navigate the divorce process.