A prenuptial agreement, when properly prepared, can resolve issues of property division and spousal support prior to the marriage taking place. This can protect the interests of both parties and provide certainty as to what will happen in the event of divorce or the death of one spouse.
IS A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT RIGHT FOR YOU?
The majority of individuals and couples seeking prenuptial agreements:
A prenuptial agreement allows parties to protect the assets they enter into the marriage with and ensure that their assets are left for their children according to their wishes.
CREATING A VALID PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT IN MICHIGAN
A prenuptial agreement that fails to hold up under court scrutiny will not provide any value. These agreements must be prepared by an attorney who is experienced with the law governing such agreements. I understand what it takes to create a valid prenuptial agreement and will work diligently to ensure your agreement is valid and will be durable over time.
These agreements cannot be signed under duress and it is in the best interest of both parties to have a lawyer present when they sign the agreement. Full financial disclosure is also a required component of the process for creating a prenuptial agreement.
Already married? In limited circumstances, postnuptial agreements can offer the same protections as a prenuptial agreement but come with their own unique set of challenges since they are signed when the parties have already married. I have experience with these issues and can walk you through your options if you are considering a postnuptial agreement.
Issues of child custody and parenting time are a common cause of discord in divorces involving children. While there may not be much agreement throughout the course of a divorce, one thing is certain: engaging in a hostile custody battle is rarely in the best interests of children, who are often harmed by the emotional fall-out of the fight.
Except in rare circumstances, custody and parenting-time issues are best resolved amicably in a collaborative fashion. I bring more than 35 years of experience to these cases and focus on making arrangements that respect the rights of both parents while keeping a watchful eye on what is best for the children.
DETROIT AND ROYAL OAKS VISITATION ATTORNEY
One question will form the basis for any child custody and parenting-time arrangement: What is in the best interest of the children? As long as parents can agree to a parenting schedule that works in terms of logistics and allows both parents to stay close to their children, the judge is likely to approve the plan.
I focus on identifying the needs of parents and their children and work diligently to craft an agreement that is tailored to their unique circumstances. By minimizing conflict in these cases, parents can save a significant amount of money compared to litigation while protecting their children from the emotional damage that can occur in a protracted custody fight.
Family law is the focus at the law office of Marjory B. Cohen. With 31 years of experience, Attorney Cohen has gained a reputation for prompt and open communication coupled with dedication to each case.
When it comes to family law, all clients have individual needs and unique goals. As their lawyer, she listens closely and details out their options in a careful, step-by-step process, ensuring they understand each issue and their choices. Located in Detroit, Michigan. She also represents clients in Grosse Pointe, Northville, Dearborn, Livonia, and Plymouth, and the counties of Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland. Specific services include:
Domestic Partnership Agreements and Dissolutions
At the law office of Marjory B. Cohen, Ms. Cohen promotes a non-adversarial environment. Family law issues can be highly emotional, especially when there are children involved. She recognizes that and works to keep the focus on all parties’ best interests. If it comes to litigation, her extensive background as a trial lawyer comes into play and she provides her clients zealous representation.
Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements
Family law encompasses more than simply divorce. Prior to a marriage or after the ceremony, couples may agree to pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements. However, having an agreement does not guarantee that it will be valid and enforceable. As an experienced family law attorney, she works to ensure that the documents signed are binding.
There are times when a couple does not wish to make that ultimate decision and file for divorce. They may decide on a legal separation while they work through their issues. Whether the separation is temporary or long-term, arrangements related to finances, property, and support all need to be formally agreed on by both parties maintaining separate households.