Foreign Nuptial Agreements

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leitner-getz-foreign-agreementsOften couples residing in New York were married in another country where they may have executed nuptial agreements. Enforcement of those agreements in New York courts can present unique challenges in matrimonial proceedings.

Leitner & Getz LLP is experienced in working with counsel in foreign jurisdictions to secure the materials and information necessary to test or validate those nuptial agreements in New York. In one case, we obtained enforcement in New York of a prenuptial agreement executed under French law that secured protection of the entirety of our client’s extensive estate from exposure to equitable distribution in the action. We further represented our client on appeal and secured affirmance of this critical ruling.

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