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    Why you should hire an Attorney to draft a prenuptial agreement

Why you should hire an Attorney to draft a prenuptial agreement

Why you should hire an Attorney to Draft a Prenuptial Agreement
Contrary to popular culture a prenuptial agreement is not just for the wealthy wanting to protect their assets. A prenup agreement, or premarital agreement, is particularly helpful for a couple planning to marry where one or both partners has substantial income or assets to protect property from being divided as a marital asset in the unfortunate event of a divorce. This, however, is not the only circumstance in which a prenuptial agreement can be helpful.

In recent years there has been an increase in situations where one or both partners entering into a marriage have substantial debt from either student loans or credit cards. In the event of a divorce the courts do not just consider diving assets but also divide debt and assign responsibility for payment of debt. To help protect yourself from being responsible from your partners debt load consider having an attorney draft a prenuptial agreement.

A prenuptial agreement can also be useful for estate planning purposes. If you have inherited family heirlooms or gifts that you would like to see given to certain loved ones or friends a prenuptial agreement can help ensure that your estate planning is carried out in the way that you would envision instead of divided as assets in a divorce.

Lastly, a prenup agreement is not the only way to protect yourself and your assets. If you are already married an Attorney can draft a postnuptial agreement, or if you are unsatisfied or want to amend your current premarital agreement, we can review your agreement and work to draft an amendment to the agreement.

At Cohen Cleary, P.C. we have extensive experience representing clients in Massachusetts who want a […]

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    Should I hire an Attorney if I am charged with OUI for Drugs or Alcohol?

Should I hire an Attorney if I am charged with OUI for Drugs or Alcohol?

Should I hire an Attorney if I am charged with an Operating Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol?
If you have been arrested or charged with Operating Under the Influence (OUI) or what many states commonly refer to as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) then you are already discovering the complicated procedures of the criminal court and the effect that this charge can have on your life. You could have been charged with an OUI/DUI for alcohol or drugs. Operating under the influence of drugs is a growing concern for the public safety given the opiate epidemic plaguing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the near daily news coverage of resulting tragedies.  Given the increase in public concern the police have responded by charging individuals with OUI Drugs. This can lead to even more consequences than an OUI for alcohol because the police have the ability to contact the Registry of Motor Vehicles to suspend your license indefinitely as an immediate threat to public safety and if this happens the process for getting your license back is long and complicated.

If you are going to proceed in your case by having a trial, it is always in your best interest to be represented by an attorney that knows the rules of evidence, the trial procedures, and the best way to defend against these specific charges. An experienced attorney will also be able to look at the evidence against you and determine what motions need to be filed on your behalf. For example, to admit the results of a breath test against you at trial certain procedures needed to have been adhered to, and an attorney can look at the evidence and see if the proper procedures […]