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by | Apr 6, 2021 | divorce, News and Events

Legal documents in a divorce are extremely important and dictate the terms of your separation. They also dictate how child custody, child support, alimony, and other divorce issues will be handled. No matter how much you may trust the other side, if someone puts legal papers in front of you to sign, it’s critical to ensure these documents protect your rights and the best interest of your family before signing on the dotted line. Even if you believe everyone has your best interests at heart, what may appear to be an inconsequential issue or an oversight now, could have lasting negative effects on your life and well-being for years to come. Only a family law attorney with years of experience will know what to look for to ensure your best interests are really protected now and in the future.

At Hornberger, Verbitsky, P.C., we have reviewed thousands of family law documents and found many issues that would have cost our clients many thousands of dollars and the peace of mind that enabled them to live their best life going forward. We encourage you to get experienced legal counsel before signing any document to ensure you are protected and can be confident in the legal agreements you sign.

Here are just a few of the kinds of documents you should have reviewed by experienced family law attorneys before signing.

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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are designed to protect you and your right to property that you own or rightfully belongs to you. However, some proposed prenuptial or postnuptial agreements are heavily skewed in the other party’s favor.

In these cases, it’s crucial to have the agreement reviewed by a seasoned family lawyer prior to signing. Once the agreement is signed, it’s difficult to challenge or modify the agreement.

Divorce Settlement Agreements

Divorce settlement agreements dictate the terms of your entire divorce, including child custody, property division, alimony, child support, and more.

It’s extremely important to ensure that your divorce settlement agreement doesn’t contain hidden language that can create problems for you later on down the road or language that heavily favors your ex-spouse. It’s also critical to ensure that all important issues are addressed to ensure something doesn’t come back to bite you in the future.

Property Division Agreements

Property division is often one of the more challenging aspects of getting a Long Island divorce. When the couple owns a home or business together, this issue becomes even more important.

Once you and your ex-spouse determine how your joint property should be allocated between you two, you should have an experienced lawyer look at the agreement to make sure you are getting everything that rightfully belongs to you.

Child Custody Agreements

Child custody is perhaps one of the most sensitive issues in a divorce. Often, both parents think they each know what is best for their children, even if those ideas are entirely juxtaposed. If you work with a divorce mediator or are able to reach an agreement regarding child custody with your ex-spouse on your own, you should have the paperwork reviewed to ensure that the best interests of your children are protected and that you have the legal and physical access you want with your children.

Child Support, Alimony, and Other Modification Agreements

If you are paying or receiving child support, spousal support or alimony after your Long Island divorce, and you need to have the amount modified due to life circumstances, it’s important to have a lawyer review the agreement before you sign it.

Modification requests can sometimes be challenging because you have to prove that your circumstances or the circumstances of your ex-spouse have changed enough to warrant a modification of child support or alimony owed.

Petitions to Amend a Divorce Decree

In some cases, a finalized divorce decree will need to be amended or modified. Whether you or your ex-spouse are the one initiating the petition to amend the divorce decree, you should carefully consider having an attorney review the agreement or represent you in the action.

Work with an experienced attorney who can assist you in determining what amendments may or may not be in your best interests and whether you should proceed with the amendment petition as is. If your lawyer believes that you may benefit more from a different arrangement, they can help you submit a counter-petition.

Other Family Law Agreements

The above-listed issues are just some of the most common family legal matters that involve a signed agreement between two parties. Nearly any agreement made with your spouse, ex-spouse or the other parent of your children can be legalized through the utilization of appropriate channels.

It may be tempting to try to cut legal costs by reviewing and signing agreements that don’t seem too significant, however, this can result in significant challenges later on down the road.

Contact Long Island Family Law Firm Hornberger & Verbitsky, P.C. to Learn More

At Hornberger, Verbitsky, P.C., we offer comprehensive document review services. Make sure that any family law legal agreement you sign has been reviewed by an experienced divorce lawyer before offering your signature.

Your family’s well-being and future are on the line anytime you’re dealing with a family legal issue. Never sign any documents without first having had them reviewed by a trustworthy law professional.

Contact Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C., at 631-923-1910 or fill out the short form on this page to book an appointment for your free initial consultation.



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