Cervizzi & Associates works with couples who wish to establish the terms of a settlement agreement either before or after they are married — in the event that they later decide to divorce or legally separate. While these kinds of agreements are often frowned upon by society, working out a prenuptial (premarital) agreement before marriage or a post-nuptial agreement after the fact can be very practical.
Working out the terms of a potential settlement in advance — especially if your joint and separate assets are complex and/or vast — allows you and your significant other to decide for yourselves how you wish your assets and debts to be divided.
Even though you are working on your agreement as a couple, it is important that each of you has his or her own family law attorney to represent you and your interests while protecting your rights. You will also want to make sure that your agreement with your fiancé, fiancée, or spouse is drafted correctly in the event that you do get divorced or become legally separated. Premarital and post-nuptial agreements are legal contracts that are enforceable by law and can prove challenging to contest later.
A prenuptial agreement addresses in specific terms many matters, including the following:
A comprehensive prenup can help avoid disagreement or conflict later on.
Married couples who have decided to create post-nuptial agreements are considered fiduciaries of each other, and they are therefore required by law to provide each other with full disclosure of all information and issues pertaining to the drafting of the post-nuptial agreement. The terms that can be settled by a post-nuptial agreement are similar to the ones included in a prenuptial agreement.
In the event that you have signed a prenuptial or a post-nuptial agreement that you now wish to challenge because your spouse did not disclose all of his or her assets or debts, you were unfairly pressured into signing the agreement, or you were deceived into signing the contract, we will help you challenge the terms of a defective prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement and, if necessary, litigate your matter in court.
We also represent clients who wish to enforce the terms of their prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement that a soon-to-be ex-husband or ex-wife may now wish to contest.
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"I went to Cervizzi and Associates over 3 years ago to discuss with Laura Cervizzi about divorcing my husband, after my decision was made Laura paired me with Atty. Amy Kraft a young, conscientious lawyer. I was a bit hesitant, but Laura assured me she would be the right person for the job. And two years together, she was the right person, she was kind, compassionate brilliant and always there for me in my darkest hours she wasn’t after two years my attorney, she was my friend and guardian she understood me and how I would react to what was going on through this ordeal a wonderful diligent young lady, I am so grateful for her coming to my aid, keeping me on track and for the wonderful relationship which blossomed with all at Cervizzi and Associates. If anyone is in need of this type of service these are the group of women to take care of you from Laura, to Priscilla and gratefully to Amy. Thank you to all of you, you are simply the best."
"Nicole, I will never be able to thank you enough for helping me to get through my divorce. You have not only been an excellent lawyer who helped me to navigate through a foreign process, you have been a caring friend. I could always count on you to give me professional advice that was always in my best interest. You “got” my ex-husband and what he was trying to do to my children and I. You were adept at handling his lawyer and through her, him. Thank you so much for supporting me in court the day of my divorce. You stayed by my side and made sure that I was OK from the moment I entered the building until it was over and I left. I am very happy with my settlement. I will miss you! Laura is extremely lucky to have you on her team but I’m sure she knows that! I will always recommend Cervizzi & Associates in a heartbeat!"
"Nicole, you have moved mountains to remove a large obstacle from my life! I moved a lot emotionally, to get here today. There is a lot more “moving for me in the future! I can’t thank you enough for all the hard work you did for me. You are very strong, smart, and knowledgeable. I truly believe anyone else would have gotten me different results. Like you know, my now ex-husband wasn’t very reasonable and I believe you were right on the mark in knowing how to deal with him. Thank you for understanding where he was coming from, and understanding what was needed. Thank you for the thousand e-mails and phone calls I sent your way. Most of all, thank you for treating me like a friend. You treated me with the upmost respect. I would recommend you in a heartbeat. You are an excellent lawyer!"
"Laura M., thank you so much for everything you have done over the last year! You offered great support and guidance, and have a natural cheerleader, and defender in you. It is because of you that my daughter is safe and I can move on with my life. "
"Hey Nicole, Thank you again for all of your help. My son couldn’t be more excited. The best part was his first words when he heard the news… “Dad, that’s so awesome. I’m actually really excited to start school now.” You did a good thing here! I was absolutely thrilled with the outcome of my case and the way in which you were able to manage the issues."