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Hodgson Russ’s Matrimonial Law & Wealth Preservation Practice Group provides high-net-worth and other individuals with sophisticated solutions and legal advice related to complex wealth preservation and wealth transfer issues that arise in association with changes in family relationships, including marriage, cohabitation and co-parenting arrangements, separation, and divorce.
Collaborating with Hodgson Russ attorneys in other practice areas to assess the financial impact of a client’s first and/or subsequent marriages, our matrimonial law attorneys identify and consider:
We then prepare clients’ marital and other domestic agreements with an eye toward protecting their financial interests, including among others:
Our attorneys also advise clients with regard to the legal issues associated with complex divorce cases, including:
We also handle for clients the preparation of separation, property settlement, custody and parenting, and collaborative law agreements in lieu of divorce litigation.
Our attorneys counsel same-sex couples—whether married, engaged to be married, or involved in a domestic partnership—with regard to their legal rights, and work with same-sex couples to draft marital and separation agreements related to their particular circumstances.
To obtain the best possible results for our clients, the Matrimonial Law & Wealth Preservation Practice Group collaborates internally with Hodgson Russ attorneys experienced in estates and trusts; local, state, federal, and international tax; real estate; cross-border law; and bankruptcy. Externally, we consult a network of trusted advisors who provide forensic valuations of businesses and assets; forensic psychological evaluations of children; and business, property, and real estate appraisals for clients, as appropriate. Our attorneys regularly appear before and are known by judges in New York’s matrimonial court system.
Most importantly, we are keenly aware of and acutely sensitive to the undue, emotionally driven stress that typically burdens our matrimonial law clients and their loved ones, and we make a point to understand the particular family dynamics and intricacies of each and every one of our matrimonial law cases. This allows us to formulate a legal plan tailored to each client’s unique situation, thereby helping both sides of a new or dissolving relationship reach a mutually acceptable settlement. No matter the case, our goal is to ease existing tensions, allay our clients’ fears, and bring closure to often divisive situations.
Jacqueline I. Meyer
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