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Specifically, the pre-nuptial agreement must be in writing and signed by each future spouse. Each future spouse must sign the pre-nuptial before a notary public and the notary public must attach a written acknowledgment.
Marriage is an economic partnership. You should have full financial disclosure of your fiancee’s assets, debts and income before and during the marriage. You should know what your spouse is willing to share with you before the marriage.
This article is a brief overview of antenuptial and postnuptial agreements. It is not intended to be legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. As with any legal dispute or problem, an attorney should be consulted. All references to antenuptial agreements are also applicable to post-nuptial agreements unless specifically excluded or differentiated.
New York does not automatically give custody of children to any one parent. In deciding custody, the court only considers what is in the best interest of the child. It considers who gave primary care during the marriage, scheduled doctors' appointments, and attended school meetings. Generally, the court allows the non-custodial parent ample visitation with the child and even awards joint custody. Visitation is often only limited in circumstances where there is abuse.
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