950 THIRD AVENUE, 11TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022

Call (212) 826-9900EMAIL: PAUL@PAULRUDDERLAW.COM
Divorce and Family Law30 years of straightforward, expert legal counsel.
Divorce Lawyer NYC - Paul E Rudder, Esq

   NYC Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer

Though many couples tend to shy away from prenuptial agreements, they are actually an important planning tool for couples who intend to marry. Despite the thought process that they are indicative of an impending divorce, they can serve as a useful tool for your marriage.

In general, prenuptial agreements are executed in order to avoid later litigation and generally require a waiver of rights and obligations that may otherwise be imposed upon one or both parties by a Court of Law in the event of a later separation or divorce. Couples should not believe having a prenuptial agreement implies they are expecting to divorce in the future, but rather view them as a way to prepare for the future and protect their assets.

Under present New York State Law anything can be found to have a financial value. Howeve,r if these "items" of "value" belonged to either spouse prior to the marriage, they remain the separate property of that party. It is important to determine what property each party owns or possesses at the time of the marriage and to understand how that separate property may be protected upon dissolution of the marriage. Only after full financial disclosure can the necessity for the prenuptial agreement be determined and the goals of the client identified.

Prenuptial agreements outline the duties and responsibilities of each party to one another in the event of the future divorce. New York State upholds that validity of such agreements so long as each party has been represented by separate counsel and each party had been fully informed of all of the property, assets and liabilities of the other party in advance of the execution of the agreement and made aware of the consequence of entry into the agreement.

How Can A Prenuptial Agreement Protect Me In My Marriage?

A prenuptial agreement can prepare couples for marriage and provide them with long term protection by:

  • Protecting the rights of your children's future inheritance
  • Protecting your business
  • Protecting assets like pensions and real estate
  • Limiting spousal support obligations
  • You can even address issues such as whether you will have children, who will work, the religion you will practice and if your family may relocate

Contact A Trusted Prenuptial Agreement Attorney Today!

If you are getting married, contact Paul E. Rudder, Esq., an experienced matrimonial lawyer in New York City who handles prenuptial agreements for couples. Mr. Rudder has over 30 years of experience and a long list of client references.

Call (212) 826-9900 to arrange a consultation to discuss a pre-nuptial agreement.

Related Articles:

What Is A Post-Nuptial Agreement And Why You Need One?

When Is It Too Late For A Postnup?

court TV

Guest and Expert Commentator on Court TV (1990 to 2000)

 

Initial Consultation - $550

 

Paul Rudder ESQ was one of the main presen-
ters and a panelist at St John's University Law School all day course titled "THE COURT IS IN SESSION: PSYCHOLOGISTS ON THE STAND - A CASE OF A CHILD CUSTODY EVALUA TION" on September 30 2012.

The program presented the issues and concerns in the stages through time in child custody, general issues related to all aspects of the child custody dispute and adjudication, common errors made by professionals, legal challenges likely to be faced, ethical and licensing issues likely to emerge, etc.

What our customers are saying..

 

  • "Paul Rudder is amazing person and a great lawyer. He has a heart but also great legal skills. He took me through a brutal experience with very good results. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a divorce attorney"

    Debra W.

  • "I came to see Mr. Rudder at the suggestion of my accountant. I got served with divorce papers and did not know who to turn to. From the moment I stepped into his office, I felt like someone had my back and I was going to be OK. He is not just a lawyer, he is a counselor at law which what a divorce lawyer should be, this is a very personal, emotional experience."

    Anita M

  • "I needed a divorce and there was a lot at stake, significant assets and 2 kids. The divorce was not going to be friendly. There was a lot of hostility between and my now ex-wife. Paul Rudder did everything to avoid heavy litigation, tried to settle and negotiate as much as he could. Eventually we did go to court and this man knows how to try a case. I was very satisfied with the outcome."

    Bill A.

  • "I was about to get married and needed a pre-nuptial agreement. I was recommended Paul Rudder by a friend who used him for his. This is a very difficult and sensitive matter and he really helped me understand and identify my rights, goals as well a fairness to my soon to be wife."

    Alex F.

 
 

Contact Paul Eric Rudder

 

Paul E. Rudder, ESQ - Divorce Lawyer NYC
950 Third Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10022

T: 212 826-9900
E: paul@paulrudderlaw.com

Blog Facebook Twitter Linkedin 

Divorce and Family Law Articles Archive

Services Provided

Mr. Rudder represents clients in NYC & throughout the Greater Metropolitan area.

(please click on services of interest for more information)


Awards and Distinctions

"Top Lawyer" in Family and Divorce Law in New York Times Super Lawyers Section for (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

"Awarded an AV rating (it's highest) by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Service Law directory