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New York Prenuptial Agreements May Be Thrown Out Based on Allegations of Verbal Promises

By Andrea Vacca

Historically, it has been notoriously difficult to get a prenuptial agreement thrown out in New York. This is because there is strong public policy in favor of allowing individuals the freedom to enter into their own contracts. Often, when prenuptial agreements are…

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Preparing to Negotiate a Postnuptial Agreement

By Andrea Vacca

In previous blog posts we discussed the reasons why postnuptial agreements are becoming more popular and how to ensure that your postnuptial agreement is enforceable under New York law. If you’ve decided that a postnuptial agreement is something that you want to…

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Ensuring a Postnuptial Agreement is Enforceable in New York

By Andrea Vacca

In Part 1 of our series on postnuptial agreements, we discussed six reasons why postnuptial agreements are gaining popularity; in Part 2, we will identify the most important factors in ensuring your postnuptial agreement is legally enforceable in New York.…

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6 Reasons Postnuptial Agreements Are Gaining Popularity

By Andrea Vacca

Requests for postnuptial agreements are on the rise in New York and across the country. According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), more than half of its members have seen an increase in the number of…

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Use of Technology to Reduce Conflicts in Co-Parenting

By Andrea Vacca

A recent article in The Huffington Post summarized a University of Missouri study that analyzed the way divorced parents use technology to facilitate (or hinder) their co-parenting arrangements. According to the study, parents with effective communication used technology to improve parent-parent communication…

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How to Protect the Family in the Face of Divorce

By Andrea Vacca

I help couples end their marriages without destroying their families. That’s not just a tagline on my website or part of my elevator speech; it’s the actual reason that I no longer use adversarial methods to help my clients who…

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The Role of a Child’s Wishes When a Parent Wants to Relocate

By Andrea Vacca

Clients often ask what role a child’s wishes should (or do) play when one parent is considering moving them to a new location, away from the other parent. A New York Court has recently issued a thoughtful decision regarding this…

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FAQ about Attorneys in Mediation

By Andrea Vacca

It is no secret that litigated divorces are extremely draining, both on finances and emotions, which is why many couples turn to mediation as an alternative. Mediation increases the opportunity for divorcing or separating couples to reach an amicable agreement by working…

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“Navigating the Gray Divorce With Dignity” Published in Huffington Post

By Andrea Vacca

My article on Navigating the Gray Divorce With Dignity was recently published by the Huffington Post.

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Prenuptial Agreements: Top Ten Reasons for Signing

By Andrea Vacca

The summer months have traditionally been the most popular for weddings, which could be why calls to my office from couples seeking prenuptial agreements tend to increase each spring. Following is an “encore presentation” of an article regarding such agreements…

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Navigating Your Gray Divorce – Part II

By Andrea Vacca

“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” – Bono In my last blog, I discussed the phenomenon of “gray divorce” and touched on some of…

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Navigating Your Gray Divorce – Part I

By Andrea Vacca

Is 60 the new 40? If we follow the guideposts reflected in pop culture, the answer is a resounding “yes.” The new face of MAC Cosmetics is a 90-year-old woman. Christopher Plummer won this year’s best supporting actor Academy Award…

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