Our attorneys work with families and individuals, business owners, and their fiduciaries on family law issues such as prenuptial agreements, guardianships and protective proceedings, analysis of tax aspects of divorce, and domestic partnership agreements. With decades of combined experience, our family law attorneys work hard to understand our clients’ needs and identify unique solutions.
A prenuptial agreement serves to define and protect the rights and interests of both parties. We assist our clients in the drafting and negotiating of prenuptial agreements, which can involve complex business assets, inherited and gifted property, and retirement accounts. This agreement can be important when either or both individuals have significant assets, own a business, wish to protect assets for children of a prior marriage, or anticipate a large inheritance in the future.
When necessary, we assist our clients by establishing guardianships for them or for members of their families. A guardianship is a legal relationship created when a person or institution (sometimes nominated in a will, a power of attorney, or other document) is appointed by a court to supervise the care of or to manage the assets of a minor child or an incapacitated or disabled adult. There are many types of guardianships (also called conservatorships in some states) and protective proceedings available for children and for incapacitated or disabled adults, and our family law attorneys are experienced in guiding our clients through the appropriate proceedings.
In complex divorce cases, our attorneys give clients peace of mind when dealing with the tax implications of divorce. For these specific clients, we are able to handle tax issues, as well as matters related to division of property, payment of support and custody of children.
We also can assist in drafting domestic partnership agreements. Domestic partnership agreements can be beneficial to couples in long-term committed relationships who cannot get married or prefer not to marry. Such agreements outline the rights and responsibilities of each partner, including joint property ownership, whether a gift made to one partner is held by both, and how to divide their incomes and household duties. If the relationship ends, the domestic partnership agreement serves to protect each individual’s interests.