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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


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Either party in an engagement can request a prenuptial agreement for the purpose of clarifying property ownership in case a marriage ends. High net worth individuals benefit immensely from these agreements. Nevertheless, being wealthy is not a prerequisite for a person to get one. Any man or woman holding personal property or assets of any value may find prenuptial agreement contracts necessary.

According to the legislation in New York, prenuptial agreements need to be signed by both parties and notarized before the marriage takes place. After that, when the couple marries, the prenuptial agreement goes into effect.

Prenuptial agreements must be a contract in writing. An oral agreement will likely fail to have any standing or value in court.


A Well-Structured Prenup

The contract defines terms surrounding the ownership of property.  That a prenup is simple in concept is not the same as the actual document being overly simplified and missing critical details.

A generic template you can find online can fall short in many ways. Such documents might be completely thrown out of a New York courtroom.

A prenuptial agreement drafted by a family law attorney who understands the proper way to compose such a contract has a better chance in court. New York prenuptials lawyers working with an established law firm specializing in divorce and family law can be well worth contacting.


Elements You Would Not Have in a Prenuptial Agreement

Certain kinds of clauses cannot be included in a prenuptial agreement, even when they are related to finances.

Custody, Support, Visitation

Clauses connected to the custody, support, and visitation of your children or any future children you may have can be included in your New York prenuptial agreement. While child support is indeed a monetary concern, in New York, deciding who the primary custodian of the children should be, who will be held responsible for paying child support, and the amount of child support needs to be paid in the event of a divorce is in the court’s jurisdiction. That said, a minimum amount of monetary support for children can be indicated in a prenup.

Details Other Than Finances

A clause that covers details that are not monetarily-based should be kept out of a prenuptial agreement. You must not detail frequency of sexual relations, requirements for housework, or visiting schedules for in-laws. Under certain circumstances, courts in New York might simply ignore these kinds of clauses.  On the other hand, in some scenarios, a judge would rule that terms like these render the entire agreement invalid.  

Unjust Clauses

Although a prenuptial agreement is legally binding, courts can render your agreement invalid if any of the causes are found to be unjust or deceitful. A good New York Prenuptials lawyer can review the proposed prenup before you sign to make sure it doesn’t contain terms that would be considered unfair for you.


Reasons for Requesting a Postnuptial Agreement

Much like during the creation of a prenup, in a postnuptial agreement, both parties must be totally transparent about all their assets and liabilities. The agreement may cover the rights and responsibilities of the spouses during the course of the marriage, as well as division of property and spousal support terms if the couple ever gets divorced.  

Sometimes, changes in financial circumstances, roles and relationships occur. Scenarios that may prompt a couple to get a postnuptial agreement include:

  • One of the spouses might have given up their career to stay home with the children.  That spouse may seek the security of having their financial interests are protected in case of divorce.
  • A husband and wife choose to start a business together.  They would need to clarify the differences among marital, business and separate assets.
  • One of spouse comes into a big inheritance. A court would customarily award the inheritance solely to that spouse in a divorce. There may be a desire to share out the inheritance differently than it would be distributed under New York legislation.  A couple might wish to clarify which property is part of the inheritance so it is not mixed in with marital assets.
  • One spouse incurred significant debt in the years before the marriage, and the other spouse wishes to clarify they are not responsible for that debt.
  • A specific situation triggered a loss of trust in the relationship, for instance, infidelity.


The Legal Requirements of a Postnuptial

Your postnuptial agreement must meet all the requirements set by the state of New York, and requirements are stricter for these agreements than for other types of contracts.

For starters, here are the basic requirements:

  • Your postnuptial agreement needs to be in writing.  A New York court will not honor an oral agreement. You and your spouse each need to sign the agreement of your own free will. Like in any other contract, if any deception became evident, or coercion or threats were involved when either you or your spouse signed, the court will reject it. 
  • An attorney must be present to help ensure that both parties enter the agreement voluntarily.
  • Each spouse needs to sign the agreement.  If it isn’t signed the right way, that could invalidate it. A postnuptial attorney can make certain that you and your spouse sign your postnuptial agreement correctly.


Preparing a Postnuptial Agreement for You and Your Spouse

If, for whatever reason, you didn’t get a prenuptial agreement, then it’s in your best interest to get into a postnuptial agreement as soon as possible. In the best of all worlds, you will never need it, but if you ever do, you’ll be glad you made the effort.

Our skilled postnuptial attorneys can guide you every step on the road to making sure your agreement holds up before a judge. Call Spodek Law Group.  We will help you create a postnuptial agreement that will protect your best interests.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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