Beller Smith handles the negotiation, preparation, review and execution of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to address issues that arise between spouses upon death and divorce. Our approach is client-directed: we advise our clients of their rights and work together with clients to determine the clients’ needs and goals. We are firm in our negotiations but we are always mindful that lawyers should not get in the way of the clients’ interests. Some of the issues that may be implicated in our prenuptial and postnuptial practice are:
- Financial obligations upon divorce, including support, alimony, and equitable distribution
- Addressing ownership of assets upon divorce or death
- Dealing with statutory spousal rights such as elective share, homestead, exempt property, and family allowance
- Planning for the disposition of retirement assets
We will fairly, compassionately and firmly represent our clients in connection with these highly-sensitive, emotional and important issues.