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  • Same-Sex Prenuptial Agreements

    The Marriage Equality Act effective on June 24, 2011 makes it legal for same sex couples to marry in New York State. The parties may need a prenuptial agreement and Mr. Rudder is an expert in advising clients regarding these agreements and proposes provisions to protect his clients’ best interests should a marriage dissolve.

    Paul Rudder has represented gay and lesbian couples and clients for many years and can guide his clients through drafting and reviewing of prenuptial agreements. Earlier in his career he was trial council to the NYC Commission on Human Rights and prosecuted the first NYC case in which sex discrimination impacting access to a public accommodation was at issue. Sensible prenuptial agreement may be invaluable in outlining what will happen with property and assets in the event of a divorce.

    Special instruction is essential as the status of the marriage residence must be considered ( i.e. status of residence). These discussions are typically very uncomfortable and require sensitivity, proper representation and counsel to achieve agreements acceptable to both parties. Drafting a legally sound and sensible prenuptial agreement may be appropriate as a means to avoid a potential subsequent conflict over property and assets in the event of a divorce.

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    To speak with our matrimonial law attorney about setting up a same sex pre-nuptial agreement, please contact NYC attorney Paul Rudder ESQ at 212 826-9900. Mr. Rudder’s practice is based in NYC area with an office conveniently located in Manhattan.