People are beginning to realize that postnuptial agreements, like prenuptials, are useful tools for protecting both parties in a marriage, and that they are not just for the wealthy.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 02, 2013
Brian M. Moskowitz, a marital and family law attorney in Boca Raton, says the results of an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer survey shows that more people are seeing the value in postnuptial agreements.
In the survey of AAML members, which was recently reported on in a July 5 article by NBC News, “If you ran out of time for a prenup agreement, try a postnup,” 51 percent said they had seen an increase in the number of postnuptial agreements during the past three years. Additionally, 36 percent of the responding attorneys said they had noticed an increase in women requesting postnups during the same time period.
“People are beginning to realize that postnuptial agreements, like prenuptials, are useful tools for protecting both parties in a marriage, and that they are not just for the wealthy,” said Moskowitz of the Law Offices of Brian M. Moskowitz.
Moskowitz, a divorced father who has practiced marital and family law for more than 10 years, said postnuptial agreements help couples define certain assets as separate property rather than marital property in the event that the marriage ends.
“If a person believes certain property should be kept separate and apart from their spouse, like the assets from their business, certain job benefits or gifts from a friend or family member, then they can get that agreed to and in writing in the postnuptial agreement,” Moskowitz said. “It helps to avoid issues down the road.
“You want an experienced attorney who will take the time to work with you and ask the right questions, and who you can count on to prepare a clear, equitable document that will reflect your needs and be enforceable,” Moskowitz said.
About The Law Offices of Brian M. Moskowitz
With offices located in Boynton Beach (primary) and Boca Raton, The Law Offices of Brian M. Moskowitz handle a variety of family law cases for clients throughout southern Florida, including Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, Palm Beach and Palm Beach County. The firm’s services include divorce, child custody, child support, mediation, modification, relocation, paternity and adoption. For more information, call the firm at (561) 369-4481 or use its online form.