September 28, 2010
A recent poll of divorce attorneys by the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers revealed that 73% reported an increase in Pre-Nuptial Agreements over the past 5 years. Significantly 52% reported an increase in the number of women initiating the Pre-Nuptial Agreement.
When a prospective bride and groom negotiate a Pre-Nup, they are rarely adversaries. Rather, they have a common goal of protecting their pre-marital assets, often for the benefit of children from a prior marriage or relationship. They also have a shared interest in working out the terms of a separation (hoping one will never occur, of course) before any disputes between them can impair their cooperative spirit.
Collaborative Practice offers the ideal process for designing a Pre-Nuptial plan that fits the needs of both parties. Collaborative Practice is confidential, non-adversarial and is entirely outside the litigation arena. Parties and their respective attorneys can meet together on their own terms and their own schedule. Financial information is shared without the need for costly or formal “discovery” requests. The resulting Agreement is the product of problem-solving of the highest order and a great model for the upcoming marriage.
For more information on Collaborative Practice, contact Risa A. Kleiner, Esq. at 609.951.2222 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Risa is a Collaboratively-trained practitioner and mediator.