With a specific statute mandating that pre-nuptial agreements must be acknowledged, and with a specific statutory form of acknowledgment, it is surprising that there has been so much litigation over missing or defective acknowledgements and whether they can be cured after the fact. The Second Department recently addressed this issue in Matter of Koegel. Jack Barnosky discusses the case in our latest entry.
Continue Reading Waiver of Right of Election: Correction of Defective Acknowledgment

In a recent Westchester County decision, the court enforced the terms of a prenuptial agreement providing that the decedent was to leave trusts for the benefit of his children despite some unusual circumstances. Jack Barnosky discusses the case in our latest entry.
Continue Reading Provision in Pre-Nuptial Agreement to Create Trust for Children is Enforceable