Premarital agreements can provide important protection for clients contemplating marriage after accumulating significant sole and separate assets, including investments, real estate and business interests.
These agreements can be critical to ensuring that children from previous relationships are protected as well. In the event of a divorce, a prenuptial agreement will determine how property and assets are to be distributed, eliminating the need to dispute the division of those assets.
We have successfully litigated for the enforcement of prenuptial agreements; accordingly, we have successfully protested poorly drafted or unenforceable agreements. Professionals Practicing in Premarital Agreements. Professionals Practicing in Adoption.
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While there is no situation where one divorce lawyer could represent both you and your spouse, a single attorney can help you finalize your divorce. Mediation is a process in which a mutually chosen third party helps divorcing spouses agree to terms.
It is often chosen to save couples the time and trouble of going through a trial. A lawyer may act as your mediator, provided they do not give legal advice. The drawback of mediation is that if you use an attorney as your mediator, they cannot give you any legal advice.
For legal representation, you would have to hire an independent lawyer. Being aware of your rights is essential during divorce proceedings. While mediation is cheaper than a trial, unfavorable terms can cost you in the future.
You may want to go through your divorce without legal assistance. If your spouse has hired an attorney, they can fill out your settlement paperwork.
You can sign this paperwork without legal representation. Regardless of how friendly you remain with your spouse, attorneys have an ethical obligation to look out for the best interests of their own clients.
Piccirilli is passionate about helping individuals and families understand the intricacies of Pennsylvania family law and fighting to ensure each client receives a fair outcome in their case.