Love at first sight. Or love after long friendship. Regardless of how it came about, your relationship is leading toward marriage and it is a happy time.
In the best circumstances, love matures into solid partnership that lasts a lifetime. But even with a state divorce rate below the national average, many New York marriages do unfortunately end in divorce.
An unpleasant fact? Sure, but a healthy relationship is founded on honesty, respect, and responsibility. Facing those facts and talking about the future before marriage—and before mailing the invitations—goes a long way toward building that solid foundation needed in years to come.
I have practiced family law for 28 years and work daily with marriages that are beginning or ending. Speaking honestly with your partner about financial planning and asset protection is honest, important, and saves a lot of grief and money if a marriage ends under any circumstances.
A fair, carefully-drafted prenuptial agreement signed at least a month before a wedding achieves the following:
Financial stability is an important aim of a successful marriage. Straightforward discussion and agreement between partners may avoid future conflicts, protect the interests of both partners, and help assure continued happiness all the way around.
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 28 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.
Alexandra M. Rockwood is a Senior Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She primarily practices in the areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody, and child support. Alexandra is a practicing matrimonial and family law attorney as…