Drafting Premarital and Postmarital Agreements: Choice of Law, Forum Selection, State Laws, and Planning
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide best practices to family law practitioners to negotiate and draft premarital and postmarital agreements. The panel will discuss the differences between a premarital and postmarital agreement, the nuances of negotiation, the structure of the agreement, key clauses, choice of law and forum clauses, similarities and differences between the states, estate planning issues, and the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act.
- Negotiating and drafting considerations
- Representing the financially stronger party/financially weaker party
- Strategies for protecting an agreement
- Enforcing the agreement
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are negotiation and drafting strategies to consider when representing parties of disparate financial resources?
- What are clauses to include in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement?
- What are the key estate planning issues in drafting agreements?
- Can agreements regulate behavior or permit illegal conduct?
David P. Badanes, Esq.
Badanes Law Office
Mr. Badanes has extensive experience in all matters related to divorce, child custody, child support, divorce... | Read More
Mr. Badanes has extensive experience in all matters related to divorce, child custody, child support, divorce mediation, orders of protection, distribution of marital assets, spousal maintenance (alimony), prenuptial agreements and criminal defense.Close
Tiffany M. Bentley
Burns & Levinson
Ms. Bentley has spent her entire legal career with the Private Client Group at Burns & Levinson, primarily focused... | Read More
Ms. Bentley has spent her entire legal career with the Private Client Group at Burns & Levinson, primarily focused on all aspects of Probate and Family Court litigation. From initial consultation, through discovery and settlement negotiations, and all the way to trial where necessary, her clients can rely on her to bring superior knowledge and skill, as well as empathy and kindness, to obtain the best possible outcomes for them and their families. Ms. Bentley counsels high net worth individuals through estate and trust disputes, divorce and other family law matters. On the estate and trust side, her practice includes will contests, all aspects of fiduciary litigation (representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries), contested guardianships and conservatorships, as well as postmortem challenges to the validity of trusts, deeds, beneficiary designations and lifetime transfers. With respect to family law, Ms. Bentley handles divorce and custody matters, prenuptial and postnuptial planning, and post-divorce contempt and modification actions.Close
Ryan J. Casson
Mr. Casson concentrates his practice on matrimonial matters, and has experience representing clients in all aspects of... | Read More
Mr. Casson concentrates his practice on matrimonial matters, and has experience representing clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law.Close